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Housing policy in developing economies : evaluating the macroeconomic impacts (English)

This paper presents a view of the role of the housing sector in developing countries which emphasizes the potentially high macroeconomic costs of inappropriate housing policies. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU19 JUN 30, 1988

Buckley, Robert; Mayo, Stephen

Measuring the costs and benefits of rent control : case study design (English)

This paper has been written as part of an ongoing research project on rent control in developing countries. That project has three related objectives : 1) survey rent control laws across countries, with special emphasis on developing countries; 2) produce case studies of particular markets, which will estimate the costs and benefits of rent control to landlords, tenants, other households and governments; and 3) integrate the results from the case studies in an internally consistent model of market behavior. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU24 JUN 30, 1988

Malpezzi, Stephen; Mayo, Stephen K.; Silviera, Ricardo; Quintos, Carmela

Housing and labor market distortions in Poland : linkages and policy implications (English)

Poland's housing and macroeconomic policies have restricted investments in housing and urban infrastructure to a level well below that of other European countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS361 JUN 30, 1988

Mayo, Stephen K.; Stein, James I.; INU

Sites and services, and subsidies : the economics of low-cost housing in developing countries (English)

Sites and services projects represent a major innovation in shelter policy in developing countries and have been sponsored by international aid agencies for somewhat more than a decade. ... See More +

Journal Article 14163 JAN 31, 1987

Mayo, Stephen K.; Gross, David J.

The World Bank research observer 1 (2) (English)

The impact of agricultural extension: the training and visit system in India. Issues in medium-term macroeconomic adjustment. Shelter strategies for the urban poor in developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 17489 JUL 31, 1986

Feder,Gershon; Fischer,Stanley; Gross,David J.; Levin,Henry M; Malpezzi,Stephen J.; Mayo,Stephen K.; Slade,Roger H.; Srinivasan,Giridhar N. Disclosed

Shelter strategies for the urban poor in developing countries (English)

Rapid growth in many developing-country cities is straining the capacity of their shelter delivery systems. Governments have chosen a variety of implicit and explicit policies to ameliorate these strains. ... See More +

Journal Article 14131 JUL 31, 1986

Mayo, Stephen K.; Malpezzi, Stephen; Gross, David J.

Sites and services - and subsidies : the economics of low-cost housing in developing countries (English)

Sites and services projects, now having been sponsored by international aid agencies for a bit more than a decade, are government projects that deliver a package of shelter-related services the standards of which depend on the ability and willingness-to-pay of intended beneficiaries. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper UDD83 JUN 01, 1985

Mayo, Stephen; Gross, David Disclosed

Housing demand in developing countries (English)

This paper reports on research conducted to increase understanding of developing country markets, particularly housing demand behaviour. The objectives of the paper are: (i) to review previous evidence on housing demand parameters; (ii) to present new evidence on housing demand parameters (price and income elasticities and demographic effects) based on application of standardized models and comparable variable definitions in 14 cities in six developing countries; and (iii) to examine the similarities and differences and attempt explanations for place-to-place differences. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP733 MAY 31, 1985

Malpezzi, Stephen; Mayo, Stephen K.; Gross, David J.