© 2004

Economics, Planning and Housing


    • Accessible and up-to-date introduction to the economics of planning and housing
    • Addresses key current policy issues such as the need for more house building and for affordable housing

Part of the Planning, Environment, Cities book series (PEC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Michael Oxley
    Pages 1-14
  3. Michael Oxley
    Pages 47-64
  4. Michael Oxley
    Pages 65-84
  5. Michael Oxley
    Pages 109-127
  6. Michael Oxley
    Pages 128-150
  7. Michael Oxley
    Pages 151-170
  8. Michael Oxley
    Pages 171-188
  9. Michael Oxley
    Pages 189-210
  10. Michael Oxley
    Pages 211-227
  11. Michael Oxley
    Pages 228-236
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 237-251

About this book


This broad-ranging new text applies economics analysis to the aims, instruments and outcomes of land use planning and housing policies. The core focus is on providing students with a substantive and sophisticated understanding of the relation of the state and market and such key current issues as sustainable development, urban renaissance, affordable housing and the relationships between planning, housebuilding and house prices. Drawing examples from Britain, the rest of Europe and the USA, it emphasizes the role of economics in promoting a theoretically-informed and evidence-based approach to policy formation and implementation.


Distribution economics environment environmental economics Institution Policy Public Choice sustainable development

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.De Montfort UniversityDe MontfortUK

About the authors

MICHAEL OXLEY is Professor of Housing at De Montfort University, UK.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Economics, Planning and Housing
  • Authors Michael Oxley
  • Series Title Planning, Environment, Cities
  • Series Abbreviated Title Planning, Environment, Cities
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection Political Science and International Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-79245-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-79246-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-21356-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 252
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Public Policy
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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