Myth: Increasing Housing Supply Leads to More Affordable Homes

9 September 2015
2015 Henry Halloran Trust Annual Lecture
This was part of the series of public events coordinated by the Festival of Urbanism. It was titled "Myth: Increasing Housing Supply Leads to More Affordable Homes" and was delivered by Professor Laurence Murphy from the University of Auckland.

About the speakers

Professor Murphy examined the relationship between housing supply and house prices and drew conclusions for housing policy-makers. While public debate centres on the role of political donations as a way to buy favours from politicians, relationship networks tell a far more interesting story.

Laurence Murphy is Professor of Property at The University of Auckland Business School and had held posts at Trinity College Dublin, Queen's University Belfast and the London School of Economics. He has published widely on property topics including home ownership, social rental housing, mortgage securitisation, office development, the institutional evolution of listed property trusts, finance capital and entrepreneurial urban governance.

The lecture was introduced by the Hon Craig Knowles AM. Craig was previously the Minister of Planning and the Minister of Planning in the Carr Government. He has a number of current roles including President, the Asthma Foundation of New South Wales, Director of the Children's Medical Research Institute and Chairman of the Murray Darling Basin Authority.