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Housing Economics Research Programme - Invitation for Research Topic Suggestions

Why we are launching a Public Consultation

The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government and the Economic and Social Research Institute are pleased to announce the imminent commencement of a 3 year programme of collaborative research between the Department and the Institute. The output of the research programme will be a series of published papers concerning housing economics and related topics. The topics researched will be relevant, from a policy perspective, to current challenges related to housing.  Examples of potential projects include an examination of the impact of changing demographics on future housing requirements, an analysis of rental market price changes, or an assessment of the links between credit markets and housing supply. Such topics would build on work undertaken by the Institute in recent years and have obvious relevance to housing policy.

The Department and Institute have set up a Steering Committee to oversee the programme and which will shortly be considering the specific topics which will form the research programme.  The Steering Committee wishes to invite research topic suggestions from members of the public, public representatives, businesses and commercial interests and other organisations. Please note that all suggestions relevant to the research programme will be carefully considered.  Detailed research proposals are not a requirement and single sentence suggestions will be welcomed, as will multiple suggestions.

How to get involved

Should you wish to submit a research topic for consideration, please send your suggestion(s), by 31 May 2017, to:

Terms and Conditions

Please also note that the provisions of the Freedom of Information Acts may require disclosure of communications between public bodies, such as Government Departments, and private individuals and organisations. Lastly, for the avoidance of doubt, please note that the Department or Institute will not have any legal or financial obligation toward any person making a suggestion, regardless of whether a suggestion is pursued or otherwise.

What we will do with your comments

Please note that the Department and Institute will be unlikely to be in a position to pursue all suggestions received, however details of the selected topics will be published.


Status History

Status - Closed
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017