The Emerging Housing Policy Framework in China (Tue, 9 Oct 2012)


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  • Host Department: ccs
  • Date: 10/09/2012
  • Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM

  • Location: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building

  • Description: This talk will discuss the emerging housing policy framework in China, which includes three major affordable housing programs and a heavily regulated housing finance sector. The three programs are the Economical and Comfortable Housing (ECH) program, the Housing Provident Fund (HPF) program, and the Cheap Rental Housing (CRH) program. For each program, I will describe how it works and whether it has been effective in achieving its policy objectives. I will also examine the characteristics of China’s newly developed mortgage market and present some examples on how the Chinese government has regulated this sector.

    Lan Deng is an associate professor in the Urban and Regional Planning program and the interim director for the Real Estate Development Certificate program at the University of Michigan. Her primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of housing, real estate and local public finance. She is particularly interested in evaluating the effectiveness of governments’ efforts to deliver decent housing and quality neighborhoods to their residents and has conducted such evaluation in both China and the United States.

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