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Crisis and Innovation in the Housing Economy: A Tale of Three Markets

Michael Haliassos

in Financial Innovation: Too Much or Too Little?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262018296
eISBN:
9780262305495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018296.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

It is generally agreed that the crises of the mid-2000s were triggered, in part, by the failures of financial innovation in the housing economy. In relation to the securitisation of mortgages, and ... More


Housing and cities: toward what future?

Josef W. Konvitz

in Cities and Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992903
eISBN:
9781526103970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992903.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Problems in housing markets trigged the crisis of 2007-08. Housing policies which treated housing in relation to macro-economic trends and finance failed in many countries. Housing has been used as a ... More


Coalition housing policy in England

Peter Somerville

in The Coalition Government and Social Policy: Restructuring the Welfare State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447324560
eISBN:
9781447324584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324560.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines the coalition government’s housing policy. It suggests that in most respects it was largely indistinguishable from Conservative Party policy. The chapter considers the aims of ... More


Global Economic Integration and the Distribution of Housing Wealth

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Dani Rodrik, a professor at Harvard University, has long presented his argument on the political trilemma of the world economy. He called it an “impossibility theorem”. Global economic integration, ... More


The experience of an African city: urban areas in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Adama Belemviré

in The Self-Build Experience: Institutionalisation, Place-Making and City Building

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447348429
eISBN:
9781447349952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348429.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The combination of the population explosion and the unbridled and disjointed urbanization in Burkina Faso is posing a crucial problem of poor access to decent housing. This chapter distinguishes ... More


Introduction

Licia do Prado Valladares

in The Invention of the Favela

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649986
eISBN:
9781469650005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649986.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The introduction makes it clear that the book’s intention is to display the social representations created by the Rio Favela. The book proceeds to speak of the author’s journey through sociology as ... More


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