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Professor Michael Ball

Professor of Urban and Property Economics

Michael Ball 75e5pfioc

Specialisms

  • Housing economics, 
  • Housing supply, 
  • Urban economics

Location

EM 158, Whiteknights Campus

In recent years, Michael's research has focused upon international & UK housing markets; housing supply, planning and the housebuilding industry; regional economies and infrastructure provision; the private rented sector; the London economy; specialised housing for the elderly; historical patterns of urban change; and the impact of institutional change on housing provision.

Qualifications

  • Bsc Economics, Southampton
  • MSc Economics, London School of Economics
  • PhD Economics, London (Birkbeck College)

Current PhD students:

Kaio Nogueira, Aspects of the zoning system on real estate activity and land markets: a case study of the new zoning law in Sao Paulo, first supervisor.

Reference: Ball, M. (2020) Classifying housing regimes. Is it worth doing? What are the alternatives? Critical Housing Analysis, 7 (1). pp. 36-48. ISSN 2336-2839 doi: https://doi.org/10.13060/23362839.2020.7.1.502
Reference: Ball, M. , (2016) Investor costs and returns in the English private rented sector. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 02/16. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp14.
Reference: Zhang, X. Q. and Ball, M. (2016) Housing the planet: evolution of global housing policies. Habitat International, 54 (3). pp. 161-165. ISSN 0197-3975 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2015.11.028
Reference: Ball, M. (2016) Housing provision in 21st century Europe. Habitat International, 54 (3). pp. 182-188. ISSN 0197-3975 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2015.11.024
Reference: Ball, M. and Jones, C. (2013) Introduction: special issue on spatial regulation of property markets. Journal of Property Research, 30 (3). pp. 167-169. ISSN 1466-4453 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09599916.2013.790465
Reference: Ball, M. , Cigdem, M., Taylor, E. and Wood, G. (2014) Urban Growth Boundaries and their impact on land prices. Environment and Planning A, 46 (12). pp. 3010-3026. ISSN 0308-518X doi: https://doi.org/10.1068/a130110p
Reference: Ball, M. (2013) Spatial regulation and international differences in housebuilding industries. Journal of Property Research, 30 (3). pp. 189-204. ISSN 1466-4453 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09599916.2013.791338
Reference: Ball, M. and Nanda, A. (2013) Household attributes and the future demand for retirement housing. International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 6 (1). pp. 45-62. ISSN 1753-8270 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/17538271311306002
Reference: Ball, M. and Nanda, A. (2014) Does infrastructure investment stimulate building supply? The case of the English regions. Regional Studies, 48 (3). pp. 425-438. ISSN 1360-0591 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2013.766321
Reference: Ball, M. , Cigdem, M., Taylor, E. and Wood, G., (2012) Urban Growth Boundaries and their impact on land prices. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 08/12. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp31.
Reference: Ball, M. , (2012) RICS European housing review 2012. Report. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London. pp96.
Reference: Ball, M. and Dosanjh, L. , (2012) Prospects for the UK house building industry. Report. NHBC Foundation, London. pp42.
Reference: Ball, M. (2011) Markets and the structure of the housebuilding industry: an international perspective. In: Marsh, A. and Gibb, K. (eds.) Housing Economics. Sage, London. ISBN 9781849200189
Reference: Ball, M. (2012) Housing building and housing supply. In: Clapham, D. ., Clarke, W. and Gibb, K. (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies. Sage , London. ISBN 9781847874306
Reference: Ball, M. (2011) Housing market developments in Europe. The Appraisal Journal, 79 (3). pp. 199-204. ISSN 0003-7087
Reference: Ball, M. (2011) Planning delay and the responsiveness of English housing supply. Urban Studies, 48 (2). pp. 349-362. ISSN 1360-063X doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098010363499
Reference: Ball, M. , (2007) Firm size and competition: a comparison of the housebuilding industries in Australia, the UK and the USA. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 02/07. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp35.
Reference: Ball, M. , Allmendinger, P. and Hughes, C. , (2008) Housing supply and planning delay in the South of England. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning . 04/08. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp22.
Reference: Ball, M. , (2008) UK planning controls and the market responsiveness of housing supply. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning . 13/08. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp21.
Reference: Ball, M. and Allmendinger, P. M. , (2008) Change, rigidity & delay in the UK system of land-use development control. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning . 15/08. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp21.
Reference: Ball, M. and Nanda, A. , (2011) Does regional infrastructure investment stimulate extra housing and commercial building supply? Long-run evidence across the English regions. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 11/11. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp25.
Reference: Ball, M. , (2011) The impact on housing supply in England of planning delay and uncertainty. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 19/11. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp23.
Reference: Ball, M. and Nanda, A. , (2012) Household attributes and the future demand for retirement housing. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 02/12. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp26.
Reference: Ball, M. , Blanchette, R., Nanda, A. , Wyatt, P. and Yeh, J., (2011) Housing markets and independence in old age: expanding the opportunities. Report. University of Reading, Reading. pp48.
Reference: Ball, M. and Tsolacos, S. (2002) UK commercial property forecasting: the devil is in the data. Journal of Property Research, 19 (1). pp. 13-38. ISSN 1466-4453 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09599910110110699
Reference: Ball, M. (2003) The organisation of property development professions and practices. In: Guy, S. and Henneberry, J. (eds.) Development and developers: new perspectives on property. Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 115-136. ISBN 9780632058426
Reference: Ball, M. (2002) European housing review 2002. RICS, London, pp128. ISBN 1842190849
Reference: Ball, M. (2002) Cultural explanation of regional property markets: a critique. Urban Studies, 39 (8). pp. 1453-1469. ISSN 1360-063X doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00420980220142727
Reference: Ball, M. , (2004) International review of estate agency services. Report. Office of Fair Trading, London. pp141.
Reference: Ball, M. and Maginn, P. J. (2004) The contradictions of urban policy: the case of the Single Regeneration Budget in London. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 22 (5). pp. 739-765. ISSN 0263-774X doi: https://doi.org/10.1068/c35m
Reference: Ball, M. , (2004) European housing review 2004. Report. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London. pp136. ISBN 1842191764
Reference: Ball, M. , (2004) The future of private renting in the UK. Report. Social Market Foundation, London. pp67. ISBN 1904899072
Reference: Ball, M. , (2004) Evaluation of Hackney's neighbourhood renewal fund programme. Report. London Borough of Hackney, London. pp131.
Reference: Ball, M. , Le Ny, L. and Maginn, P. (2003) Synergy in urban regeneration partnerships: property agents' perspectives. Urban Studies, 40 (11). pp. 2239-2253. ISSN 1360-063X doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/0042098032000123277
Reference: Ball, M. and Antonioni, P. (2003) Diversification as a stratgey for minimising fluctuations in constructions firm turnover. In: Thalmann, P. and Zarin-Nejadan, M. (eds.) Construction and real estate dynamics. Palgrrave, Basingstoke, pp. 11-37. ISBN 9781403915450
Reference: Ball, M. , (2003) European housing review 2003. Report. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London. pp125. ISBN 184219314
Reference: Ball, M. (2003) Markets and the structure of the housebuilding industry: an international perspective. Urban Studies, 40 (5-6). pp. 897-916. ISSN 1360-063X doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/0042098032000074236
Reference: Ball, M. (2003) Is there an office replacement cycle? Journal of Property Research, 20 (2). pp. 173-189. ISSN 1466-4453 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/0959991032000109535
Reference: Ball, M. (2003) Improving housing markets. Leading Edge Series. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London, pp21.
Reference: Ball, M. , (2005) European housing review 2005. Report. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London. pp155.
Reference: Ball, M. and Maginn, P. J. (2005) Urban change and conflict: evaluating the role of partnerships in urban regeneration in the UK. Housing Studies, 20 (1). pp. 9-28. ISSN 0267-3037 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/0267303042000308705
Reference: Ball, M. and Glascock, J. L., (2005) Property investment funds for the UK: potential impact on the private rental market. Report. Council of Mortgage Lenders, London. pp39. ISBN 190525007
Reference: Ball, M. (2005) Mercados de la vivienda europeos: tendencias recientes y perspectivas futures. Economistas Colegio de Madrid, 103. pp. 15-28.
Reference: Ball, M. , (2005) The labour needs of extra housing output: can the housebuilding industry cope? Report. Homebuilders Federation & CITB - ConstructionSkills, London. pp81.
Reference: Ball, M. (2005) The second home boom. The Appraisal Journal, LXXIII (Summer). pp. 240-249. ISSN 0003-7087
Reference: Ball, M. , (2007) Thinkpiece - the future of housing. Housing Markets and Planning Analysis: A Communities and Local Government Expert Panel. 7. Discussion Paper. University of Reading, Reading.
Reference: Ball, M. (2006) Boom remains in most European housing markets. The Appraisal Journal, 74 (3). pp. 220-225. ISSN 0003-7087
Reference: Ball, M. (2007) What happens when the housing boom ends? The Appraisal Journal, 75 (3). pp. 204-210. ISSN 0003-7087
Reference: Ball, M. (2007) Large-scale investor opportunities in residential property: an overview. In: IPF Seminar, 09 Oct 2007, London, pp. 1-15.
Reference: Ball, M. , (2007) European housing review 2007. Report. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London. pp120. ISBN 9781842193139
Reference: Ball, M. , (2006) European housing review 2006. Report. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London. pp177.
Reference: Ball, M. (2006) Markets and institutions in real estate and construction. Wiley-Blackwell, pp280. ISBN 9781405110990
Reference: Ball, M. , (2006) Buy to Let. The revolution - 10 years on. Assessment and prospects. Report. Association of Residental Letting Agents, Amersham. pp27.
Reference: Allmendinger, P. and Ball, M. , (2006) Rethinking the planning regulation of land and property markets. Legislation & policy: planning, building and the environment. 05 ASD 037. Report. Office of communities and local government pp54.
Reference: Ball, M. (2007) Localisation versus globalisation: some evidence from real estate services organisations. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 22 (1). pp. 91-106. ISSN 1573-7772 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10901-006-9073-2
Reference: Ball, M. (2009) Institutions in British property research: a review. In: Paddison, R., Timberlake, M., Williams, C., Marcotullio, P. and Haila, A. (eds.) Urban studies- economy. Sage library of urban studies, 1. Sage Publications Ltd, New Delhi, pp. 65-84. ISBN 9781847872586
Reference: Ball, M. , (2008) Modern housing market in the UK - origins and prospects. Report. National Association of Estate Agents
Reference: Ball, M. , Goody, J., Meen, G. and Nygaard, A. , (2009) Housing supply revisited: evidence from international, national, regional, local and company data. Immigration, the economy and regeneration. Volume 3. Report. Department of Communities and Local Government, London. pp77. ISBN 9781409824688
Reference: Parkinson, M., Ball, M. , Blake, N. and Key, T., (2009) The Credit Crunch and regeneration: impact and implications. Regeneration and economic growth. Report. Department of Communities and Local Government, London. ISBN 9781409810902
Reference: Ball, M. , (2009) European housing review 2009. Report. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London. pp130.
Reference: Ball, M. , (2008) European housing review 2008. Report. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London. pp122. ISBN 9781842194041
Reference: Ball, M. (2008) La inflexión en los mercados de viviendia Europeos. CLM Economia, 12. pp. 181-193.
Reference: Ball, M. , Allmendinger, P. M. and Hughes, C. (2009) Housing supply and planning delay in the South of England. Journal of European Real Estate Research, 2 (2). pp. 151-169. ISSN 1753-9269 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/17539260910978463
Reference: Ball, M. (2009) Housing market developments in Europe. The Appraisal Journal, 77 (3). pp. 203-212. ISSN 0003-7087
Reference: Ball, M. (2009) Down but not out: why new development models will have to focus on reformulating public policy aims. Town and Country Planning. pp. 32-37. ISSN 0040-9960
Reference: Ball, M. J. , (2010) European housing review 2010. Report. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors pp110.
Reference: Ball, M. J. , (2010) Housing supply and planning controls: the impact of development control processing times on housing supply in England. Report. National Housing and Planning Advice Unit pp74.
Reference: Ball, M. J. , (2010) The housebuilding industry: promoting recovery in housing supply. Report. Department for Communities and Local Government pp120.
Reference: Ball, M. J. , Meen, G. P. and Nygaard, C.-A. B. (2010) Housing supply price elasticities revisited: evidence from international, national, local and company data. Journal of Housing Economics, 19 (4). pp. 255-268. ISSN 1051-1377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhe.2010.09.004 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhe.2010.09.004 >
Reference: Ball, M. J. (2010) International appraising: housing market developments in Europe. The Appraisal Journal, 78 (3). pp. 219-227. ISSN 0003-7087
Reference: Ball, M. J. (2010) Critical commentary. Cities and housing markets: changes and continuities in the aftermath of the 2007—08 world financial crisis. Urban Studies, 47 (5). pp. 931-944. ISSN 0042-0980 doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098010364143 <https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098010364143 >