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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Real Estate Economics

ISBN 9780230233201
Publication Date April 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Real Estate Economics' explains the most important issues in UK and international real estate in terms of applied economics. It includes examples and data from property markets around the world, summaries of recent research in real estate issues, and up-to-date graphs and tables to explain the economics of land and property.

Written by an experienced lecturer, this book is ideal for introductory courses on real estate, land and property, construction, housing, planning and applied economics, and includes:
? a wide range of topical real estate subjects, such as the cyclical nature
of real estate markets and the credit crunch; 'green building' and
energy performance certificates; and the development of brownfield
and contaminated land
? empirical data to illustrate concepts in the form of tables or graphs
? boxed examples throughout
? a full pedagogical framework, including learning outcomes, chapter
summaries and questions for review in each chapter
? up-to-date presentation and analysis of issues related to the recent
global recession

ERNIE JOWSEY is Professor of Property and Real Estate at Northumbria University. Previous publications include Urban Planning, 6th Edition and Modern Economics, 8th Edition both co-written with Jack Harvey.

PART 1: THE ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK Chapter 1 The Scope of Economics
Chapter 2 Economic Efficiency
PART 2: LAND AND PROPERTY IN THE ECONOMY Chapter 3 Real Estate Markets
Chapter 4 Land and Property Price Determination
Chapter 5 Residential Property Markets
Chapter 6 The Cyclical Nature of Property Markets
PART 3: PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT Chapter 7 The Development Process
Chapter 8 Redevelopment
Chapter 9 Development Finance
Chapter 10 Urban Regeneration
Chapter 11 Cost Benefit Analysis of Development Projects
Chapter 12 The Economics of Planning Regulation 
Chapter 13 The Economics of the Construction Industry
Chapter 14 Sustainable Development and 'Green Building'
Chapter 15 Contaminated Land and Brownfield Development
industrial land and redevelopment; government policy in the UK;
latest developments including research by De Sousa (on Toronto) in Land Use Policy
PART 4: LAND AND PROPERTY INVESTMENT Chapter 16 Investment in UK Land and Property
Chapter 17 The UK Commercial Property Market 
Chapter 18 International Property Investment
PART 5: THE GOVERNMENT AND REAL ESTATE Chapter 19 Regional Policy in the UK and Europe 
Chapter 20 The Impact of Government Policy on Real Estate 
Chapter 21 Government Ownership of Real Estate 
Chapter 22 Taxation of Real Estate.


This is the best basic economics text for real estate students. It presents economic concepts and tools in a simple, readable way, and their applications give students insight into a comprehensive range of real estate phenomena and processes.' Colin Jones, Professor of Estate Management, Heriot-Watt University 'An engaging and timely publication, which brings the subject to life in a comprehensive and accessible way.' Dr Lulu Wang, School of the Built and Natural Environment, Northumbria University
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