NERI Seminar Belfast - Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing

22 March 2018

Topic:  Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing

Speaker:  Laurie Macfarlane, Economics Editor at openDemocracy and an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London. He is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book 'Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing'. ‘Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing’ was selected as one of the Financial Times' Economics books of 2017, chosen by the FT’s Chief Economic Correspondent Martin Wolf, whom described it as “A lucid exposition of the dysfunctional British housing market.” 

Date:  22nd March, 2018

Time:  Tea and coffee from 15:15, The seminar will commence at 15:30

Venue:  INTO, 23-24 College Gardens, Belfast, BT9 6BS


Why are house prices in many advanced economies rising faster than incomes? Why isn’t land and location taught or seen as important in modern economics? What is the relationship between the financial system and land? In this seminar Laurie Macfarlane will explore how many of the key challenges facing modern economies - including housing crises, financial instability and growing inequalities - are intimately tied to the land economy. 

Looking at the ways in which discussions of land have been routinely excluded from both housing policy and economic theory, the authors show that in order to tackle these increasingly pressing issues a major rethink by both politicians and economists is required. 

Registration:  Please email to register.


INTO, 23-24 College Gardens, Belfast, BT9 6BS

Location Map

Digital Revolutionaries