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How performant are European governments in their housing policies?

Frank Naert (UGent)
(2009)
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Governments use a variety of instruments to pursue their housing policies. A clear picture on which policies are best suited to attain the objectives of housing policy is still lacking though. This paper addresses this question by empirically approaching government intervention in the housing sector from the viewpoints of effectiveness and efficiency. Effectivity in housing policy is regarded as affordable housing at reasonable quality made available to all. Efficiency is restricted in this paper to productive efficiency, meaning that administration and production costs are possibly too high given the ouput. Applying the methodologies of the Full Disposable Hull and Data Envelopment Analysis allows us to point out the countries with the most efficient housing policy. By focusing on the particular mix of instruments these countries are using we can then draw policy conclusions.
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effectiveness, efficiency, housing policies, performance

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Naert, Frank. 2009. “How Performant Are European Governments in Their Housing Policies?” In .
APA
Naert, F. (2009). How performant are European governments in their housing policies? Presented at the International Institute of Public Finance.
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Naert F. How performant are European governments in their housing policies? 2009.
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Naert, Frank. “How Performant Are European Governments in Their Housing Policies?” 2009. Print.
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  abstract     = {Governments use a variety of instruments to pursue their housing policies. A clear picture on which policies are best suited to attain the objectives of housing policy is still lacking though. This paper addresses this question by empirically approaching government intervention in the housing sector from the viewpoints of effectiveness and efficiency. Effectivity in housing policy is regarded as affordable housing at reasonable quality made available to all. Efficiency is restricted in this paper to productive efficiency, meaning that administration and production costs are possibly too high given the ouput. Applying the methodologies of the Full Disposable Hull and Data Envelopment Analysis allows us to point out the countries with the most efficient housing policy. By focusing on the particular mix of instruments these countries are using we can then draw policy conclusions.},
  author       = {Naert, Frank},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Cape Town, South Africa},
  pages        = {27},
  title        = {How performant are European governments in their housing policies?},
  year         = {2009},
}