Professor Gavin Wood

Professor Wood is an Emeritus Professor of Housing and Urban Research and a Visiting Professor at TU Delft University, Netherlands.

He was previously Director of the RMIT Research Centre of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) and held positions at Murdoch University, Western Australia and the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Professor Wood’s main research interests are in public policy and urban studies, housing finance and labour economics. He has published widely and is currently on the International Editorial Advisory Board of Urban Studies. Gavin Wood has consulted to a number of organisations including: the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the New Zealand Department of Labour, the Office of Fair Trading (WA), the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and the Australian Commonwealth Government’s National Housing Strategy.

In recent years Professor Wood has developed a number of International Research Collaborations with researchers at Cambridge University (Professor Susan Smith), Dundee University (Dr Beverley Searle), St Andrews University (Professor Duncan MacLennan), Delft University (Dr Marietta Haffner) and the Norwegian Business School (Dr Dag Einer Sommervoll. These collaborations are focused on housing wealth and welfare as well as housing and Productivity.

 

Edited books

  1. Wood, G. (2012) Section Editor, the ‘Housing Policy’ volume in the International Encyclopaedia of Housing and Home, Elsevier, 2012.
  2. Wood, G. (1983) co-author, ‘The Dictionary of Modern Economics’, General Editor D.W. Pearce, Macmillan, Second Edition, 1983.
  3. Wood, G. (1981) joint author, ‘The Dictionary of Modern Economics’, General Editor D.W. Pearce, Macmillan, First Edition, 1981.

Book chapters 

  1. Ong, R. Wood, G. A., Atalay, K. and Cigdem-Bayram, M. (2017) Australians are working harder so they can pay off their mortgage debt in Watson, J. (ed.) The Conversation Year Book 2017, 50 Standout Articles from Australia’s top thinkers, Melbourne University Press.
  2. Wood, G. and Cigdem, M. (2012) ‘Choice and Government Intervention in Housing Markets’, in S. J. Smith (ed.) International Encyclopaedia of Housing and Home, Elsevier, pp.137-143.
  3. Wood, G. and Ong, R. (2012) ‘Local Government Property Taxes’, in S. J. Smith (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Elsevier, pp.174-179.
  4. Wood, G., Ong, R. and Dockery A. M. (2011) ‘The Long Run Decline in Employment Participation for Australian Public Housing Tenants: An investigation’, in A. Marsh and K. Gibb (eds.) Housing Economics Volume 5: Government, Policy and Contemporary Development., Sage Publication, pp.175-200.
  5. Wood, G., Ong, R. and Stewart, M. (2010) ‘Housing taxes and the supply of private rental housing’, in M. Stewart (ed.) Housing and Tax Policy, Australian Tax Research Foundation, Conference Series No. 26.
  6. Wood, G. and Nygaard, C. (2010) ‘Housing Equity Withdrawal and Retirement: Evidence from the Household, Income, and Labor Dynamics in Australia Survey (HILDA)’, in S. J. Smith and B. A. Searle (eds.) A Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing: The Housing Wealth of Nations, Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, 20.
  7. Wood, G. (2003) ‘Taxation, Subsidies and Housing Markets’, in K. Gibb and A. O’Sullivan (eds.) Housing Economics and Public Policy, Blackwell Science, Oxford.
  8. Wood, G. and Watson, R. (1999) ‘Private Rental Investors’ Costs: Why Who You Are Matters’, in J. Yates and M. Wulff (eds) Australia’s Housing Choices, Brisbane, UQP.
  9. Wood, G., Flatau, P. and Petridis, R., (1995) Immigrants and Invisible Underemployment, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  10. Wood, G. (1990) ‘The Tax Treatment of Housing: Economic Issues and Reform Measure’, in D. Maclennan, and R. Williams (eds.) Housing Subsidies and the Market: An International Perspective, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, pp.43-75.
  11. Wood, G., Petridis, R. and Thompson, H. (1989) ‘Western Australia’, in Evatt Research Centre, State of Siege: Renewal or Privatisation for Australian State Public Services, Pluto Press
  12. Maclennan, D., Munro, M., and. Wood, G. (1987) ‘Housing Choices and the Structure of Housing Markets’, in B. Turner, J. Kennedy and L.J. Landqvist (eds) Between State and Market: Housing in the Post-Industrial Era, Stockholm: Almqvist and Wicksell, pp.26-52
  13. Wood, G. (1985) ‘Improvement and Rehabilitation Policies in Western Europe and the USA’, in D. Robertson and D. Sim (eds.) Repairing Older Private Housing, GUP, Glasgow.
  14. Wood, G. and Maclennan, D. (1982) ‘Search Adjustment in Local Housing Markets’, Ch.3 in W.A.V. Clark, Croom Helm (ed.) Modelling Housing Market Search, London & Canberra.
  15. Wood, G. and Maclennan, D. (1982) ‘Information Acquisition: Patterns and Strategies’, Ch.6 in W.A.V. Clark, Croom Helm (ed.) Modelling Housing Market Search, London & Canberra.
  16. Wood, G. (1982) ‘Nationalised Industries’, Ch.6 in Margaret Cuthbert, Paul Harris (eds) Government Spending in Scotland, Publishing, Edinburgh.
  17. Wood, G. (1982) ‘Housing Finance and the Housing Market’, Ch.5 in D. Maclennan Housing Economics: An Applied Approach, Longman.

 

Refereed journal articles

  1. Hurley, J., A. Wood and L. Groenhart (2018) Long Run Urban Analysis Using Property Records, Urban Studies Vol.55 (2), pp.427-442.
  2. Wood, G. A. and Ong, R. (2017) The Australian Housing System: A Quiet Revolution? The Australian Economic Review, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 197–204.
  3. Haffner M. E. A., Ong, R. Smith, S. J and Wood, G. A. (2017) The Edges of Home Ownership – the borders of sustainability International Journal of Housing Policy, 17, No. 2, 169-176.
  4. Wood, G. A., Smith, S. J., Cigdem, M. & Ong, R. (2017) Life on the edge: a perspective on precarious home ownership in Australia and the UK, International Journal of Housing Policy, Vol. 17: Vol. 2, 201-226.
  5. Jefferson, R. Ong, S. Austen, M. Haffner and G. A. Wood (2017) Housing equity withdrawal: perceptions of obstacles among Australian home owners and service providers Journal of Social Policy 46, 3, 623–642
  6. Smith, S. J., Cigdem, M., Ong, R. and Wood, G. A. (2017) Wellbeing at the Edges of Ownership, Environment and Planning A, Vol. 49(5), pp.1080-1098.
  7. G A. Wood, M. Cigdem and R. Ong (2016) Housing Tax Reform: Is there a way forward? Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy 35, (4), pp.332-346
  8. Wood, G., Sommervoll, D. E. and De Silva, A. (2016) Do Urban House Prices Converge? Urban Policy and Research, 34, No. 2 102 – 115.
  9. Ong, R., Wood, G., Austen, S., Jefferson, T. and Haffner, M. (2015) ‘Housing equity withdrawal in Australia: prevalence, patterns and motivations in mid-to-late life’, Housing Studies, Vol. 30, No. 7, pp. 1158-1181.
  10. Marietta E. A. Haffner, Rachel Ong & Gavin A. Wood (2015) Mortgage equity withdrawal and institutional settings: An exploratory analysis of six countries, International Journal of Housing Policy vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 235-259.
  11. Colic-Peisker, V., R. Ong, and Wood (2015) ‘Asset poverty, precarious housing and ontological security in older age: an Australian case study’. International Journal of Housing Policy15 (2): 167-186.
  12. Ball, M., Cigdem, M., Taylor, E. and Wood, G. (2014) ‘Urban growth boundaries and their impact on land prices’, Environment and Planning A, Vol. 46, 3010-3026.
  13. Ong, R. and Wood, G. A. (2013), ‘When and Why do Landlords Retain Property Investments?’ Urban Studies, 50(16), 3243-3261
  14. Ong, R., Parkinson, S., Searle, B. A., Smith, S. J. and Wood, G. A. (2013),  ‘Channels from Housing Wealth to Consumption’, Housing Studies, 28(7), 1012-1036.
  15. Wood, G., Parkinson, S., Ong, R., Searle, B. A. and Smith, S. J. (2013), ‘Motivations for Equity Borrowing: A Welfare Switching Effect’, Urban Studies, 50 (12), 2588-2607.
  16. Wood, G., Ong, R. and McMurray, C. (2012), ‘Housing Tenure, Energy Consumption and the Split-Incentive Issue in Australia’, International Journal of Housing Policy, 12(4), 439-469.
  17. Feeny, S., Ong, R., Spong, H. and Wood, G. (2012), ‘The Impact of Housing Assistance on the Employment Outcomes of Labour Market Programme Participants in Australia’, Urban Studies, 49(4), 821-844.
  18. Wood, G., Ong, R. and Winter, I. (2012) ‘Stamp duties, land tax and housing affordability: the case for reform’, Australian Tax Forum, 27(2), 331-350.
  19. Dockery, A.M., Ong, R. and Wood, G. (2011) ‘Measuring Work Disincentives: Taxes, benefits and the Transition into Employment’, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 14(3).
  20. Beer, A., Baker, E., Wood, G. and Raftery, P., (2011) ‘Housing Policy, Housing Assistance and the Wellbeing Dividend: Developing and Evidence Base for Post-GFC Economies’, Housing Studies, 26(7-8), 1171-1192.
  21. Wood, G. and Ong, R. (2011) ‘Factors Shaping the Dynamics of Housing Affordability in Australia 2001-06’, Housing Studies, 26(7-8), 1105-1127.
  22. Sommervoll, D. E. and Wood, G. (2011) ‘Home Equity Insurance’, Journal of Financial Economic Policy, 3(1), 66-85, DOI:1108/17576381111116768.
  23. Parkinson, S., Searle, B. A., Smith, S. J., Stoakes, A. and Wood, G. (2009) ‘Mortgage Equity Withdrawal In Australia and Britain: Towards a Wealth-fare State?’ European Journal of Housing Policy, 9(4), 365-389.
  24. Hendershott P.H., Ong, R., Wood, G. A. and Flatau P. (2009) ‘Marital History and Home Ownership: Evidence from Australia’ Journal of Housing Economics, 18(1), 13-24.
  25. Wood, G., Ong, R. and Dockery A. M. (2009) ‘The Long Run Decline in Employment Participation for Australian Public Housing Tenants: An investigation’, Housing Studies, 24(1), 103-126.
  26. Dockery, M., Ong, R., Flatau, P. and Wood, G. A. (2008) ‘An Analysis of the Impacts of Tax and Welfare Reform on Effective Marginal Tax Rates in Australia 1982-2002’, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 11(3), 203-226.
  27. Wood, G., Berry, M., Taylor E. and Nygaard, C. (2008) ‘Community Mix, Affordable Housing and Metropolitan Planning Strategy in Melbourne’, Built Environment, 34(3), 273-290.
  28. Flatau, P., James, I, Watson, R., Wood, G. and Hendershott, P. H. (2007) ‘Leaving the Parental Home in Australia over the Generations: Evidence from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey’, Journal of Population Research, 24(1), 51-71.
  29. Wood, G. and Atkinson, R. (2007) ‘Affordable Housing and Planning in Australia’, Australian Planner, 44(4), 12-13.
  30. Wood, G., Yates, J. and Reynolds, M. (2006) ‘Vacancy Rates and Low-Rent Housing: A Panel Data Analysis’, Journal of Housing and Built Environment, 21(4), 441-458.
  31. Wood, G. A. and Stoakes, A. (2006) ‘Long-run Trends in Victorian Housing Affordability and First Transition into Homeownership’, Urban Policy and Research, 24(3), 325-340.
  32. Wood, G. A., Watson, R. Flatau, P. and Ong, R. (2006) ‘Transaction Costs, Deposit Requirements and First-Home Ownership’, Economic Papers, 25(3), 252-271.
  33. Wood, G., Watson, R. and Flatau, P. (2006) ‘Microsimulation Modelling of Tenure Choice and Grants to Promote Home Ownership’, The Australian Economic Review, 39(1), 14-34.
  34. Wood, G. A. and Parr, J. B. (2006) ‘Transaction Costs, Agglomeration Economies, and Industrial Location: A Reply’, Growth and Change, 37(2), 315-317.
  35. Wood, G., Watson, R. and Flatau, P. (2006) ‘Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programme Impacts on Housing Affordability in Australia: Microsimulation Model Estimates’, Housing Studies, 21(3), 361-380.
  36. Wood, G. and Yates, J. (2005) ‘Affordable Rental Housing: Lost Stolen and Strayed’, Economic Record, 81(s1), S82-96.
  37. Wood, G. A. and Parr, J. B. (2005) ‘Transaction Costs, Agglomeration Economies, and Industrial Location’, Growth and Change, 36(1), 1-15.
  38. Wood, G. A., Forbes, M. and Gibb, K. (2005) ‘Direct Subsidies and Housing Affordability in Australian Private Rental Markets’, Environment and Planning: Government and Policy, 23(5), 759-83.
  39. Wood, G. A. and Tu, Yong (2004) ‘Are there clientele groups among investors in rental housing?’, Real Estate Economics, 32(2), 413-437.
  40. Wood, G. A. and Kemp, P. A. (2003) ‘The Taxation of Australian Landlords; Would the British Tax Treatment of Rental Investments Increase Tax Burdens if Introduced in Australia?’ Urban Studies, 40(4), 747-765.
  41. Chotikapanich, D., Flatau, P., Owyong, C. and Wood, G. (2003) ‘Poverty and Income Inequality Measurement: Accommodating a Role for Owner-Occupied Housing’, Economic Record, 79 (Special Issue), S26-S39.
  42. Wood, G. A. and Watson, R. (2001) ‘Marginal Suppliers, Taxation and Rental Housing: Evidence from Microdata’, Journal of Housing Research, 12(1), 91-114.
  43. Wood, G. A. (2001) ‘Promoting the Supply of Low-Income Rental Housing’, Urban Policy and Research, 19(4), 425 – 440.
  44. Wood, G. A. (2001) ‘Are There Tax Arbitrage Opportunities in Private Rental Housing Markets?’ Journal of Housing Economics, 10(1), 1–20.
  45. Flatau, P. and Wood, G. A. (2000) ‘Comprehensive Income Measures, Housing Equity, and Tax-Transfer Effects’, Australian Economic Papers, 39(3), 327-346.
  46. Wood, G., Ying, F., Morrison, D. L. and Munrowd, D. (1999) ‘The Role of GPs in the Workers’ Compensation System’, The Journal of Occupational Health and Safety: Australia and New Zealand, 15(4), 311-324.
  47. Wood, G. A. (1999) ‘Home-Owner Residential Property Taxes and Their Burden on Net Personal Wealth: An Empirical Study for Australia’, Urban Studies, 36(2), 239-254.
  48. Wood, G. A. and Morrison, D. L. (1997) ‘Vocational Rehabilitation Programmes: A Financial Appraisal’, Safety Science, 25(1), 247-260.
  49. Wood, G., Morrison, D. L. and MacDonald, S. (1995) ‘Rehabilitation Programs and Return to Work Outcomes’, The Journal of Occupational Health and Safety, Australia and New Zealand, 11(2), 125-137.
  50. Wood, G. A., Morrison, D. L., Harrison, J. and MacDonald, S. (1995) ’The Determination of Common law Awards to Injured Workers’, The Australian Economic Review, 28(4), 59-70.
  51. Wood, G. A. (1994) ‘Why Stamp Duties are an Increasing Financial Burden on Australian Home Buyers’, Economic Analysis and Policy, 24(1), 73-87.
  52. Morrison, D. L., Wood, G., MacDonald, S., and Munrowd, D. (1993) ‘Duration and Cost of Workers’ Compensation Claims: An Empirical Study’, The Journal of Occupational Health and Safety: Australia and New Zealand, 9(2), 117-130.
  53. Harris, A. H. and Wood, G. A. ‘The Role of Government Assistance in Structural Change in Manufacturing: Australian Evidence’, The Australian Economic Review, 26(3), 45-55, 1993.
  54. Wood, G. A., Morrison, D. L. and MacDonald, S. (1993) ‘Factors Influencing the Cost of Workers’ Compensation Claims: The Effects of Settlement Method, Injury Characteristics and Demographics’, The Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 3(4), 201-211.
  55. Harris, A. and Wood, G. (1993) ‘Internal Markets in Health Care Caveat Emptor’, Economic Papers, 12(4), 97-106.
  56. Wood, G. A. (1992) ‘The Depletion and Restoration of Migrants’ Human Capital’, Journal of Industrial Relations, 34(4), 550-561.
  57. Wood, G. A. (1991) ‘Valuation Effects, Currency Contract Impacts and the J-Curve: Empirical Estimates’, Australian Economic Papers, 30(6), 148-163.
  58. Harris, A. H. and Wood, G. A. (1991) ‘Structural Change in the Manufacturing Sectors of the Australian States’, Economic Analysis and Policy, 21(2), 147-158.
  59. Wood, G. and Petridis, R. (1991) ‘Output per Employee in Western Australia: A Comment on Hone and Dawson and Further Evidence’, Labour Economics and Productivity, 3(1), 72-78.
  60. Wood, G. A. and Bushe-Jones, S. (1990) ‘Financial Deregulation and Access to Home Ownership in Australia’, Urban Studies, 27(4), 583-590.
  61. Wood, G. A. (1990) ‘Housing Finance and Subsidy Systems in Australia’, Urban Studies, 27(6), 847-876.
  62. Wood, G. A. (1990) ‘The Tax Treatment of Housing: Economic Issues and Reform Measures’, Urban Studies, 27(6), 809-830.
  63. Avenell, S., Leeson, R. and Wood, G. (1989) ‘Measuring Exchange Rate Uncertainty: The Case of the Australian Dollar 1969 to 1987’, The Australian Economic Review, 22(2), 34-41.
  64. Petridis, R. and Wood, G. A. 1989) ‘Trends in Employment and Output per Person in the Western Australian Economy’, Labour Economics and Productivity, 1(2), 123-138.
  65. Wood, G. A. (1988) Housing Tax Expenditures in OECD Countries: Economic Impacts and Prospects for Reform,’ Policy and Politics, vol.16: no.4, pp. 235-250.

 

Fully Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Ong, R and Wood, R. (2013), The Housing Pathways of Older Marginal Homeowners in Australia, Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research (APNHR) Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 20-22 August.
  2. Groenhart, L., Wood, G., and Hurley, J. (2013) ‘Shaping Modern Cities: Structural Continuity and Change in Carlton, Melbourne 1870-1970’, The State of Australian Cities Conference, Sydney, ISBN: 1 74044 033 1.
  3. Wood, G. and Cigdem, M. (2013) ‘Financial Measures of the Non-shelter Benefits of Neighbourhood Renewal Programs; A Quasi-Experimental Approach’, 7th Australasian Housing Researchers’ Conference, Fremantle, 6-8 February 2013, ISBN: 978-0-646-90922-6.
  4. Wood, G., Hurley, J., Groenhart, L., and Meen, G. (2013) ‘The Making of Modern Cities: Examining Long Term Urban Land Use Characteristics in Melbourne.’ 7th Australasian Housing Researchers’ Conference, Fremantle, 6-8 February 2013, ISBN: 978-0-646-90922-6.
  5. Wood, G and Ong, R (2013), Sustaining Home Ownership in Australia: Emerging Policy Concerns, 7th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Adelaide, 6-8 February 2012.
  6. Wood, G., Campbell, I. and Parkinson, S. (2012) ‘Exploring the connection between underemployment and housing insecurity.’ 6th Australasian Housing Researchers’ Conference, Adelaide, 8-10 February 2012.
  7. Wood, G., Beer, A., Baker, E. and Raftery, P. (2011) ‘Gatekeepers and Pathways: The impact of administrative processes in shaping access to housing assistance’, Proceeding of the 5th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Auckland.
  8. Wood, G, Ong, R and McMurray, C. (2011), Housing Tenure, Energy Expenditure and the Principal-Agent Problem in Australia, 17th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference, Gold Coast, 16-19 January.
  9. Wood, G and Ong, R (2009), Housing Affordability Dynamics in Australia 2001-06, HILDA Survey Conference, Melbourne, 16-17 July.
  10. Wood, G., Parkinson S., Searle, B.A., Smith, S.J., Stoakes, A. (2008) ‘Mortgage equity withdrawal in Australia and Britain: the welfare dimensions of home ownership?’, 3rd Annual Australasian Housing Researchers’ Conference, Melbourne, June 2008.
  11. Wood, G., Ong, R. and Dockery, A. (2008) ‘A quasi-experimental approach to the employment outcomes of public housing tenants’, Second Australian Housing Researchers Conference, Andrew Jones, Tim Seelig (ed.), University of Queensland, Australia, pp. 1-11.
  12. Wood, G, Ong, R and Dockery, AM (2008), A Quasi-experimental Approach to the Analysis of the Employment Outcomes of Public Housing Tenants, 2nd Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Brisbane, 20-22 June 2007.
  13. Wood, G, Ong, R and Dockery, AM (2007), Transitions into Public Housing and Employment Outcomes: A Panel Analysis, 36th Australian Economist Conference, Hobart, 24-26 September.
  14. Wood, G., Berry, M. and Taylor, E. (2007), ‘Community Mix, Affordable Housing and Metropolitan Planning Strategy in Melbourne’, The State of Australian Cities Conference, Adelaide, November 2007, ISBN: 978-0-646-48194-4.
  15. Wood, G. and Stoakes, A. (2005) ‘Long Run Trends in Victorian Housing Affordability and Tenure Shares’, the 2nd State of Australian Cities, Griffith University, Brisbane, 2005, http://www.griffith.edu.au/conference/state-australian-cities-2005/papers/city-economy.
  16. Wood, G., Nygaard, C. and Stoakes, A. (2005) ‘A Tale of Three Cities: Labour and Housing Market Development in a Post-Industrial Era’, the 2nd State of Australian Cities Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane, November 2005, http://www.griffith.edu.au/conference/state-australian-cities-2005/papers/city-economy
  17. Wood, G. and Nygaard, C. (2005) ‘The Evolution of Social Housing Policy in Britain: A Neo-Institutional Perspective’, European Real Estate Society Conference, Dublin, June 2005.
  18. Wood, G. (2005) ‘Housing Markets, Structural Change and Transitions into Employment’, Transitions and Risk: New Directions in Social Policy Conference, University of Melbourne, February 2005.
  19. Wood, G., Yates, J., Tu,  J. and Reynolds, M. (2004) ‘Vacancy Rates and Principal-Agent Relationships in Rental Housing’, Australian Economists Conference, Sydney University, Sydney, September 2004, ISBN: 1864876646.
  20. Wood, G. and Yates, J. (2004) ‘Affordable Rental Housing:  Lost, Stolen and Strayed’, Annual Conference of Economists, University of Sydney, September 2004, ISBN: 1864876646.
  21. Wood, G., Flatau, P. R., Forbes, M., Hendershott, P. H. and O’Dwyer, L. (2002) ‘Home Ownership and Unemployment: Does the Oswald Thesis Hold for Australian Regions?’, Refereed Papers, 4th Path to Full Employment Conference and 9th National Conference on Unemployment, Centre of Full Employment and Equity, Newcastle, NSW, 4-6 December 2002.
  22. Wood, G., Watson, R. and Flatau, P. (2002) ‘Microsimulation Model Estimates of the Impact of First Homebuyer Grants in the Australian Housing Market’, 31st Australian Conference of Economists, Adelaide, October 2002
  23. Wood, G. (2001) ‘Are There Rent Clientele Groups Among Investors in Rental Housing?’, 10th Annual International Real Estate Conference, Cancun, Mexico, May 2001.
  24. Wood, G. (2001) ‘The Taxation of British Landlords: An International Comparison’, 10th Annual International Real Estate Conference, Cancun, Mexico, May 2001.
  25. Wood, G. and Harris, A. H. (1992) ‘Internal Markets in Health Care: A Transactions Cost Approach’, Proceedings of the 20th Australian Conference of Health Economists, Canberra, 1992.

 

Other publication outputs

Book Reviews

  1. Muharem H. Karamujic (2017) Housing Affordability and Investment Opportunity Palgrave Macmillan  Journal of Housing and Built Environment, Vol. 32: pp. 401 – 402 DOI 10.1007/s10901-016-9533-2
  2. Taylor-Gooby, P. (ed) (2001), ‘Risk, Trust and Welfare’, Basingstoke, Macmillan Press, in Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 22: 3, pp.433 – 437.
  3. Freeman, A. J. M. et.al. (1996), ‘Is the UK different?  International Comparisons of Tenure Patterns’Council of Mortgage Lenders.’ in Netherlands Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, Vol.12:3, pp. 335-338, 1997.

Reports to Official Bodies

  1. Cigdem-Bayram, M. Ong, R. Wood, G. A. and Fotheringham, M. (2017) The Impact of Energy Efficiency Standards in the Victorian Private Rental Market, Report for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, State Government of Victoria.
  2. Wood, G., Cigdem-Bayram, M., and Ong, Rachel (2017) Australian demographic trends and implications for housing assistance programs, AHURI Final Report 286, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne [peer reviewed].
  3. Ong, R., Dalton, T., Gurran, N., Phelps, C., Rowley, S. and Wood, G. (2017) Housing supply responsiveness in Australia: distribution, drivers and institutional settings, AHURI Final Report No. 281, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/281 [peer reviewed].
  4. Cigdem-Bayram, M., Ong, R. and Wood, G. (2017) A new look at the channels from housing to employment decisions, AHURI Final Report 275, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/275 [peer reviewed].
  5. Barrett, G., Cigdem, M., Whelan, S. and Wood, G. (2015) The relationship between intergenerational transfers, housing and economic outcomes, AHURI Final Report No.250. Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited [peer reviewed].
  6. Maclennan, D., Ong, R., Wood, G. (2015) Making connections: housing, productivity and economic development, AHURI Final Report No. 251, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/251 [peer reviewed].
  7. Johnson, G., Scutella, R., Tseng, Y. and Wood, G. (2015) Entries and exits from homelessness: a dynamic analysis of the relationship between structural conditions and individual characteristics, AHURI Final Report No.248. Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. Available from: http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/248 [peer reviewed].
  8. Cigdem, M., Wood, G. and Ong, R. (2015) Australian demographic trends and their implications for housing subsidies, AHURI Positioning Paper No. 164, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/position-papers/164 (peer reviewed.
  9. Wood, G., Ong, R. and Cigdem, M. (2015) Factors shaping the dynamics of housing affordability in Australia 2001–11, AHURI Final Report No. 244, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/244 [peer reviewed].
  10. Johnson, G., Scutella, R., Tseng, Y.P. and Wood, G. (2015), ‘Examining the relationship between structural factors, individual characteristics, and homelessness’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Report Series, No. 161, [peer reviewed].
  11. Wood, G., Batterham, D., Cigdem, M. and Mallett, S. (2015) The structural drivers of homelessness in Australia 2001–11, AHURI Final Report No. 238, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/238 [peer reviewed].
  12. Barrett, G., Cigdem, M., Whelan, S. and Wood, G. (2015) The relationship between intergenerational transfers, housing and economic outcomes, AHURI Positioning Paper No. 163, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/position-papers/163 [peer reviewed].
  13. Ong, R., G. A. Wood and V Colic-Peisker (2015) Housing Older Australians: Loss of homeownership and pathways into housing assistance Urban Studies Vol. 52 (16): 2979–3000 [peer reviewed].
  14. Campbell, I., Parkinson, S. and Wood, G. (2014), ‘Underemployment and housing insecurity: an empirical analysis of HILDA data’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 230, [peer reviewed].
  15. Wood, G., Batterham, D., Cigdem, M. and Mallett, S. (2014), ‘The spatial dynamics of homelessness in Australia 2001-2011’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 227 [peer reviewed].
  16. Wood, G., Smith, S., Ong, R. and Cigdem, M. (2013) ‘The Edges of home ownership’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 216 [peer reviewed].
  17. Ong, R., Jefferson, T., Wood, G., Haffner, M. and Austen, S. (2013) ‘Housing equity withdrawal: uses, risks, and barriers to alternative mechanisms in later life’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 217 [peer reviewed].
  18. Ong, R., Haffner, M., Wood, G., Jefferson, T. and Austen, S. (2013) ‘Assets, debt and the drawdown of housing equity by and ageing population’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Report Series, No. 153 [peer reviewed].
  19. Campbell, I., Parkinson, S. and. Wood, G. (2013) ‘The housing security consequences of underemployment’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Report Series, No. 152, [peer reviewed].
  20. Wood, G. and Cigdem, M. (2012), ‘Cost-effective methods for evaluation of neighbourhood renewal programs’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 198, [peer reviewed].
  21. Wood, G. and Cigdem, M. (2012) ‘Cost-effective methods for evaluation of neighbourhood renewal programs’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series, No. 151, [peer reviewed].
  22. Wood, G., Ong, R., and Cigdem, M. (2012) ‘Factors Shaping the Dynamics of Housing Affordability in Australia’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 244, [peer reviewed].
  23. Wood, G. and Ong, R. (2012), ‘Sustaining home ownership in the 21st century: emerging policy concerns’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 187, [peer reviewed].
  24. Wood, G., Ong, R., Cigdem, M. and Taylor, E. (2012) ‘The spatial and distributional impacts of the Henry Review recommendations on stamp duty and land tax’, Australian Housing and Urban Institute Final Report Series, No. 182, [peer reviewed].
  25. Wood, G., Ong, R. and McMurray, C. (2011) ‘The impacts of the Henry Review recommendations on the private rental market – Savings income discount and rent assistance’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 175, [peer reviewed].
  26. Gabriel, M., Watson, P., Ong, R., Wood, G. and Wulff, M. (2010), ‘The environmental sustainability of Australia’s private rental housing stock’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 159, [peer reviewed].
  27. Wood, G., Colic-Peisker, V., Berry, M. and Ong, R. (2010),  ‘Asset-poverty and older Australian’s transitions onto housing assistance programs’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 156, [peer reviewed].
  28. Goodman, R., Buxton, M., Chhetri, P., Taylor, E. and Wood, G. (2010) ‘Planning and the characteristics of housing supply in Melbourne’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 157, [peer reviewed].
  29. Wood, G., Colic-Peisker, V., Ong, R., Bailey, N. and Berry, M. (2010) ‘Housing needs of asset-poor older Australians: other countries’ policy initiatives and their implications for Australia’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series, No. 133, [peer reviewed].
  30. Goodman, R., Buxton, M., Chhetri, P., Scheurer, J., Taylor, E. and Wood, G. (2010) ‘Planning reform, land release and the supply of housing’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series, No. 126, [peer reviewed].
  31. Wood, G. and Ong, R. (2010) ‘Factors shaping the decision to become a landlord and retain rental investments’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 142, [peer reviewed].
  32. Gabriel, M., Watson, P., Ong, R., Wood, G. and Wulff, M. (2010) ‘The environmental sustainability of Australia’s private rental housing stock’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series, No. 125, [peer reviewed].
  33. Wood, G., Stewart, M. and Ong, R. ‘Housing Taxation and Transfer. (2010) Final Report a Research Study for the Australian Treasury’s Henry Tax Review, Canberra, October 2010. Available at: http://taxreview.treasury.gov.au/content/html/commissioned_work/downloads/Wood_Stewart_and_Ong.pdf
  34.  Wood, G. and Ong, R. (2009) ‘The dynamics of housing affordability: movements in and out of housing affordability stress 2001-2006’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No.133, [peer reviewed].
  35. Wood, G., Parkinson, S. and Lawson, J. (2009) ‘Mortgage Risk in Victoria’, Research Report for Housing and Building Policy, Department of Planning & Community Development, June 2009.
  36. Dockery, M., Ong, R., Whelan, S. and Wood, G. (2008) ‘The relationship between public housing waitlists, public housing tenure and labour market outcomes’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Research Paper Series, [peer reviewed].
  37. Dockery, A.M., Feeny, S., Hulse, K., Ong, R., Saugeres, L., Spong, H., Whelan, S. and Wood, G. (2008) ‘Housing Assistance and Economic Participation’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Research Paper Series, [peer reviewed].
  38. Wood, G., Chamberlain, C., Babacan, A., Dockery, M., Cullen, G., Costello, G., Nygaard, A., Stoakes, A., Adam, M, and Moloney, K. (2008) ‘The implications of loss of a partner for older private renters’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 116, [peer reviewed].
  39. Feeny, S., Ong, R., Spong, H. and Wood, G. (2008) ‘The impact of housing assistance on the employment and wage outcomes of labour market program participants’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Research Paper Series, [peer reviewed].
  40. Wood, G., Harman, F. and Ong, R. (2008) ‘Modelling of initiatives to improve the supply of affordable housing using the AHURI-3M model’ Final Report, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, August 2008. Available at: http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p30399
  41. Wood, G. and Ong, R. (2008) ‘Redesigning AHURI’s Australian Housing Market Microsimulation Model’, Final Report, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, July 2008.
  42. Wood, G., Dockery, M, Feeny, S, Hulse, K., Saugeres, L, Spong, H., Ong, R. and Whelan, S. (2008) ‘Housing assistance and economic participation’, Research Paper, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, July 2008, ISBN: 1 921201 42 8.
  43. Wood, G., Colic-Peisker, V. and Ong, R. (2008) Consultancy Report for Tenants’ Union of Victoria ‘Commonwealth Rent Assistance in the context of Rising Housing costs since 1995’, 2008.
  44. Wood, G., Ong, R. and Dockery, M. (2007) ‘What has determined longer run trends in Public Housing tenants’ employment participation 1982-2002?’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Research Paper Series, ISBN: 1 921201 89 4, (B in ERA 2010) [peer reviewed].
  45. Babacan, A., Chamberlain, C., Cullen, G., Dockery, M., Stoakes, A. and Wood, G. (2006) ‘The implications of loss of a partner for older private renters’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series, No. 093, ISBN: 1 921201 21 5, ( C in ERA 2010) [peer reviewed].
  46. Wood, G., Dockery, M., Flatau, P. and Ong, R. (2005) ‘Housing assistance programs and their contribution to poverty and unemployment traps’, Research Paper, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, August 2005, ISBN: 1 920941 77 0.
  47. Wood, G. and Ong, R. (2005) ‘Housing assistance and economic participation (Stage 1 report)’, Research Paper, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, August 2005, ISBN: 1 920941 83 5.
  48. Wood, G., Ong, R. and Kelly, S. (2005) ‘A detailed profiling of housing assistance recipients relative to benchmark groups in the Australian population’, Research Paper, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, August 2005, ISBN: 1 920941 74 6.
  49. Flatau, P., Hendershott, P., Watson, R. and Wood, G. (2004) ‘What Drives Australian Housing Careers? An Examination of the Role of Labour Market, Social and Economic Determinants’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 068, ISBN: 1 920941 45 2, (B in ERA 2010) [peer reviewed].
  50. Wood, G., Berry, M., Dalton, T., Pettit, C., Allan, I., Leong, K. and Stoakes, A. (2004) ‘Analysis and Development of Indicators and Data Sets for the Housing Affordability for Low Income Victorians Project’, Final Report, Dept of Premier and Cabinet, State Government of Victoria, 2004.
  51. Flatau, P., Hendershott, P., Watson, R. and Wood, G. (2003) ‘What Drives Housing Outcomes in Australia? Understanding the Role of Aspirations, Household Formation, Economic Incentives and Labour Market Interactions’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series, No. 064, ISSN: 1 920758 80 1, (C in ERA 2010).
  52. Bridge, C., Flatau, P., Whelan, S., Wood, G. and Yates, J. (2003) ‘Housing assistance and non-shelter outcomes’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 040, ISSN: 1 920758 47 X, (B in ERA 2010).
  53. Wood, G., Watson, R. and Flatau, P. (2003) ‘A Microsimulation Model of the Australian Housing Market With Applications to Commonwealth and State Policy Initiatives’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 033, ISSN: 1 920758 27 5, (B in ERA 2010).
  54. Wood, G., Watson, R. and Flatau, P. (2002) ‘A Microsimulation Model of the Australian Housing Market With Applications to Commonwealth and State Policy Initiatives’,  Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series, No. 028, ISSN:  1 877005 45 2, (C in ERA 2010).
  55. Wood, G. and Forbes, M. (2001) ‘Fundamental Tax Reform and Its Impact on Alternative Providers of Rental Housing’, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, No. 003, Available at: http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p80023, (B in ERA 2010).
  56. Wood, G. and Forbes, M. (2001) ‘Fundamental Tax Reform and Its Impact on Alternative Providers of Rental Housing’ Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series, No. 009, Available at: http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p80023, (C in ERA 2010).
  57. Wood, G. and Morrison, D. L. (1998) ‘Management Practices, Medical Interventions and Return to Work’, Workcover (WA), WA, 1998.
  58. Wood, G. and Flatau, P. (1997) ‘Assessment of Overseas Qualifications: Results from the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia’, Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Australian Government, Canberra, 1997.
  59. Wood, G., Flatau, P. and Lambert, S. (1997) ‘Letting and Re-Letting Fees in the Western Australia Residential Tenancy Market’, Office of Fair Trading, WA, 1997.
  60. Wood, G., Flatau, P., Jefferson, T. and Morrison, D. L. (1997) ‘International Institutional Frameworks: Accident Compensation, Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention’, Department of Labour, New Zealand Government, 1997.
  61. Wood, G. MacDonald, S. and Morrison, D. L. (1992) ‘The Cost of Work Injury’, Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Commission, WA.
  62. Wood, G. and Petridis, R. (1989) ‘Trends in Employment and Output per Person in the Western Australian Economy’, Productivity Policy Unit, WA State Government, 1989
  63. Wood, G. (1986) ‘Prospects for Private Finance for Housing’, The Housing Corporation, Edinburgh, 1986.
  64. Wood, G. (1985) ‘The Taxation of Housing in OECD Countries: An Overview’, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Report UP/H(85)1, Paris, 1985.
  65. Wood, G. (1985) ‘The Economic Determinants of Maintenance and Improvement Expenditure in Private Housing’, National Economic Development Office, Private Housing (RMIR) Committee, Report EDC/B/RMIR/WG 2 and 3 (85)19, London, 1985.
  66. Wood, G. (1985) ‘Policies to Encourage Improvement and Maintenance in Private Housing’, National Economic Development Office, Private Housing (RMIR) Committee, London, 1985.
  67. Wood, G. and McGregor, A. (1985) ‘Privatisation: The British Experience and the Trade Union Response’, Administrative and Clerical Officers’ Association, Australia, 1985.
  68. Wood, G. (1984) ‘Financing of the Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Housing in OECD Countries’, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, 1984.
  69. Wood, G. and Maclennan, D. (1983) ‘Housing and Economic Development in OECD Countries’, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, 1983.
  70. Wood, G., Dawson, D., Jones, C. and Maclennan, D.(1982) ‘The Cheaper End of the Owner-Occupied Housing Market: An Analysis for the City of Glasgow, 1971-1977’, Main Report, Scottish Economic Planning Department, Edinburgh, 1982.
  71. Wood, G. and Maclennan, D. (1981) ‘Rent Structures in Public Housing: Possibilities for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive’, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Belfast, 1981.

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