QEC Special Article

With ‘g’ greater than ‘r’, should we be borrowing to increase Irish housing supply?

This QEC Special Article was subject to refereeing prior to publication. The authors are solely responsible for the content and the views expressed.

June 3, 2021
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In this paper, we address the undersupply of residential housing. Given the recent, adverse impacts of pandemic-related public health restrictions on housing supply, we argue that a significant increase in the provision of publicly provided housing is now required to help bridge the growing gap between actual supply levels and the structural demand for housing.