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Does our obsession with home ownership ruin the economy?

Geoff Riley

27th January 2020

The Economist argues in this special video that government policies to encourage home ownership have led to damaging unintended consequences.

Well worth a watch to build evaluation arguments on some of the externalities from policies designed to increase home-ownership rates.

Does our obsession with home ownership ruin the economy?

In this short video clip Danny Blanchflower asks what house prices can tell us about the economy.

Housing economics is always a topical aspect of micro and macro courses. Check out our collection of study and revision resources on the economics of the housing market from this regularly updated collection.

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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