Romana Xerez and Pedro G. Rodrigues publish a new chapter in a collective work published by Pisa University Press
CAPP researchers Romana Xerez and Pedro G. Rodrigues published a new chapter in a collective work from Pisa University Press. The work is co-authored by Joana Mesquita Lima and Francielli Dalprá Cardoso.
The new chapter Shifting from a Homeowner Society to a Rental Market? Over a Decade of Housing Policy in Portugal, 2007-2017 offers an assessment on the changes that occurred in homeownership and renting between 2007 and 2017. The results suggest that there was considerable impact from the 2008 crisis and the troika’s intervention on the liberalization of the rental market, while also changing the positive outlook on housing and reducing public investment in this sector. The authors consider that their analysis of the changes that have taken place in this decade won’t allow them to conclude the existence of a strong growth of the rental market, but the implications of these transformations will lead to a greater necessity of more scientific evidence on the development of public policy.
The chapter is part of the collective work Housing Policy and Tenure Types in the 21st Century, edited by Elena Bargelli, Thorsten Heitkamp, Héctor Simón-Moreno and Carmen Vázquez Varela.
Romana Xerez is a researcher at the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies and the Vice President for Research at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences. She coordinated several CAPP research projects on housing, such as “Housing: One Hundred years of Public Policies in Portugal, 1918-2018”, supported by Instituto da Habitação e da Reabilitação Urbana and “Homeownership in Portugal in an Intergenerational Perspective”, with funds from Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
Pedro G. Rodrigues is a researcher at the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies, where he is also the Editor for Internationalization for the journal Public Sciences & Policies. He has a PhD in Economics, and is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences.