Retirees, creatives and housing market complexity: challenges for policy-makers

De Silva, A, Sinclair, S and Angelopoulos, S 2016, 'Retirees, creatives and housing market complexity: challenges for policy-makers', Australian Economic Review, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 340-351.


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Title Retirees, creatives and housing market complexity: challenges for policy-makers
Author(s) De Silva, A
Sinclair, S
Angelopoulos, S
Year 2016
Journal name Australian Economic Review
Volume number 49
Issue number 3
Start page 340
End page 351
Total pages 12
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Abstract Retirees and creatives, significant cohorts in the Australian economy, are used in this article to demonstrate the challenges faced by policy-makers when addressing the housing environment. The housing market is characterised by many participants, often with competing needs and wants, all contributing to the complexity of housing policy. As a result, policy can be difficult to define with multi-directional interdependencies. We identify five characteristics of complexity-uniqueness, layers of government, dynamism, actors and knowledge spheres-that if duly considered in the policy formation process could contribute to a more integrated approach that minimises negative and conflicting policy consequences.
Subject Urban and Regional Economics
DOI - identifier 10.1111/1467-8462.12173
Copyright notice © 2016 The University of Melbourne
ISSN 0004-9018
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