Building Cycles: Growth and Instability / Edition 1

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This book by a world authority explores why building cycles occur and how they affect the behaviour of real estate markets. The central argument put forward is that growth and instability are inextricably linked, and that building investment acts both as a key driver of growth and as the source of the most volatile cyclical fluctuations in an economy.

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“The range and scope of material covered is vast; that alone makes it a valuable reference source for anyone whose work touches on these issues, even if their research comes from a very different theoretical perspective.” (Urban Studies, 26 April 2012)

“This is an excellent book examining the role that building cycles play in both economic growth and urban Development … In general, the book makes a very useful and timely contribution to the building industry. It is good value for money and I have no hesitation in recommending its purchase for all people with an interest in building cycles.” (Construction Management and Economics, 1 May 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405130011
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/26/2009
  • Series: Real Estate Issues Series , #25
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Richard Barras, Senior Partner, Property Market Analysis LLP
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Table of Contents

Abbreviations used in the text

1 Introduction: A Historical Approach

2 Growth and Cycles: The Economic Debate

3 The Nature of Building Cycles

4 Building Investment and Economic Growth

5 Building Investment and Urban Development

6 Case Study: The City of London Office Market

7 A Simulation Model of the Building Cycle

8 Property Cycles in Global Investment Markets

9 Understanding the Building Cycle

Appendix A Building Trend and Cycle Analysis

Appendix B The Building Cycle Model



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