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Housing Issues in Asian Countries

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis

Guest Editor

Associate Professor Chyi Lin Lee, Western Sydney University, Australia
[email protected]

About the editor

Associate Professor Chyi Lin Lee is an associate professor of property at Western Sydney University. His research on property investment, particularly housing investment has been published in leading property journals in the US and UK such as the Housing Studies, Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics, and Accounting and Finance. He also successfully completed (or is currently working on) numerous externally funded research projects from the property industry in Australia such as the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), Transport for NSW (government agencies), Property Investors Alliance (private company), and overseas such as European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) and European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicle (INREV). He also received numerous awards to recognise his contributions to property research such as the Australian Property Institute Achiever (Early Career Researcher) Award in 2015.

Introduction and Theme

The economic growth and development in Asian countries have been increasing significantly, particularly developing Asian countries (about 7.6% p.a.) in the last three decades (IMF, 2018).

With the rapid economic growth and development in Asia, the urban economy, land and housing markets have dramatically changed. Many housing markets in Asia, particularly in China and India, have been affected in different ways, leading to concerns of a number of housing issues. These issues include housing affordability, house price bubbles, rapid urbanisation, affordable housing, labour demand shifts, deterioration of urban amenities and urban quality of life and so on.

Despite the changes, the literature, arguably, has yet to fully address the challenge of rapid economic growth in Asia.

This special issue provides further insights into housing issues in Asian countries.

The aim of the special issue is to address the housing issues in Asia. The collection of papers in this special issue would become a reference to policymakers and scholars interested in housing. The suggested topics for the special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • house price bubbles in Asia
  • urbanisation in Asia
  • affordable housing in Asia
  • demographics and mobility in Asia
  • labour and housing markets in Asia
  • urban economy in Asia
  • government policies and housing markets in Asia

Submission information

The deadline for submission is February 28th, 2019.

Submitted manuscripts should follow the format as indicated in the author guidelines on the journal web site: To submit your article, from the author guidelines choose “submit to the journal” and when submitting ensure you choose this special issue from the drop down menu provided. All papers will go through a double blind peer review process. If you have questions please contact Associate Professor Chyi Lin Lee at: [email protected]