Economic Measurement Group to examine real estate supply

Wednesday, 3 December 2014  Media Alerts

​ "Is there elasticity in the NSW housing supply?" is one of the leading questions of the fourteenth annual workshop of the Economic Measurement Group which this year has several papers examining real estate.

It will examine subjects such as "Accounting for Spatial Variation of Land Prices in House Price Indexes" and "Capital City Price-to-Rent Ratios in Australia".

The workshop will open with an address by Dr Paul Schreyer, Deputy-Director of Statistics for the OECD, on the societally and policy important topic of how to assess Inclusive Growth.

Other speakers this year include Ulrich Kohli (University of Geneva, and former Chief Economist of the Swiss National Bank), Jan de Haan (Statistics Netherlands and Delft University of Technology) and Erwin Diewert (UNSW and University of British Columbia, Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association).

The workshop is being organised by the UNSW Business School's Professor Kevin Fox, who is Director of the Centre for Applied Economic Research. "I anticipate a very stimulating day, with genuine engagement between the various parties represented, leading to an improved understanding of economic measurement and the potential impact on policy," said Professor Fox.

Other subjects to be discussed include "Money and the Measurement of Total Factor Productivity", "Measuring Capital Services and Productivity in the US Farm Sector: Alternative Approaches" and "Issues in Capital Measurement".

Professor Fox said "we are fortunate to have an outstanding program, featuring some of the foremost academics in the field, along with the active involvement an impressive range of representatives from government, industry and international agencies."

Date: Friday 5th December 2014

Location: Pioneer International Theatre, AGSM Building, UNSW campus

Program: Click Here​

For further details contact Kevin Fox on 02 9385 3320 or

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Julian Lorkin: 02 9385 9887