Whitehead, Christine


Professor Christine Whitehead  

Department

Position held

Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC)

Affiliate

Department of Economics

Professor of Housing

LSE London

Experience keywords:

housing finance; privatisation; urban policy; urban land markets; housing policy

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Professor of Housing Economics, School of Economics
Senior Research Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, University of Cambridge.

Christine is an internationally respected applied economist working mainly in the fields of housing economics, finance and policy.

She has worked with a wide range of international agencies as well as regularly for the UK government and Parliament. She was Director of the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research from 1990 to 2010 as well as Professor at LSE.

Major themes in her recent research have included analysis of the relationship between planning and housing; the role of private renting in European housing systems; financing social housing in the UK and Europe; and more broadly the application of economic concepts and techniques to questions of public resource allocation with respect to housing, education, policing and urban regeneration.

Her latest book, with Sarah Monk as joint editor, Making Housing More Affordable was published by Wiley Blackwell. The next one on Social Housing in Europe will be published in April.

She is currently adviser to the House of Commons Work and Pensions committee on their inquiry into welfare support for housing costs and latterly for Communities and Local Government Select Committee on private renting. She was awarded the OBE for services to housing in 1991.

Languages:

French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Intermediate]; Spanish [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7527

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Whitehead, Christine M E (2014) Neo-liberalism and the city: or the failure of market fundamentalism Housing, Theory and Society, 31 (1). 19-24. ISSN 1403-6096

Scanlon, Kathleen and Bartlett, Will and Whitehead, Christine M E (2014) The wider benefits of investments in the cultural heritage in the western Balkans: a pilot study Council of Europe.

Priemus, Hugo and Whitehead, Christine M E (2014) Interactions between the financial crisis and national housing markets Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 29 (2). 193-200. ISSN 1566-4910

Gurran, Nicole and Austin, Patricia and Whitehead, Christine M E (2014) That sounds familiar! A decade of planning reform in Australia, England and New Zealand Australian Planner, 51 (2). 186-198. ISSN 0729-3682

Scanlon, Kathleen and Fernández, Melissa and Whitehead, Christine (2014) A lifestyle choice for families? Private renting in London, New York, Berlin and the Randstad Get Living London, London, UK.

Stephens, Mark and Whitehead, Christine M E (2014) Rental housing policy in England: post crisis adjustment or long term trend? Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 29 (2). 201-220. ISSN 1566-4910

Scanlon, Kathleen and Whitehead, Christine M E and Fernández Arrigoitia, Melissa, eds (2014) Social housing in Europe Wiley-Blackwell, London, UK. ISBN 9781118412343

2013

Whitehead, Christine M E (2013) L'évolution du rôle du logement social au Royaume-Uni Revue de L'ofce, 128 (2). 19. ISSN 1265-9576

Scanlon, Kathleen and Whitehead, Christine M E (2013) Family private renting in four cities: a qualitative comparison

Scanlon, Kathleen and Whitehead, Christine M E and Williams, Peter and Gibb, Kenneth (2013) Building the rented sector in Scotland: attracting new sources of funding to expand a growing market Homes for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Cho, Youngha and Whitehead, Christine M E (2013) The immobility of social tenants: is it true? Does it matter? Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 28 (4). 705-726. ISSN 1566-4910

2012

Whitehead, Christine M. E. (2012) Land use planning should be more responsive to demand but how this could be achieved is still up for debate British Politics and Policy at LSE (14 Aug 2012) Blog entry

Whitehead, Christine M E and Monk, Sarah and Markkanen, Sanna and Scanlon, Kathleen (2012) The private rented sector in the new century: a comparative approach (med dansk sammenfatning) Boligøkonomisk Videncenter, Copenhagen, Denmark. ISBN 9788799412754

Scanlon, Kathleen and Fernández Arrigoitia, Melissa and Edge, Anne and Whitehead, Christine M E (2012) The impact of three London conservatoires on the UK and London economies: a project for the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Royal College of Music, with Universities UK LSE London, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Lunde, Jens and Scanlon, Kathleen and Whitehead, Christine M E (2012) Post crisis housing markets: a comparative review

Whitehead, Christine M E and Markkanen, Sanna and Monk, Sarah and Scanlon, Kathleen and Tang, Connie (2012) The role of regulation in the private rented sector: a comparative study

2011

Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) Migration and its impact on housing costs In: Marsden, David, (ed.) Employment in the Lean Years: Policy and Prospects for the Next Decade. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 38-56. ISBN 9780199605439

Whitehead, Christine M E and Scanlon, Kathleen (2011) The UK and Europe’s selective housing bubble In: Bardhan, Ashok and Edelstein, Robert and Kroll, Cynthia, (eds.) Global housing markets: crises, policies, and institutions. John Wiley & Sons, London, UK, 173-194. ISBN 9780470647141

Whitehead, Christine M E and Edge, Anne and Gordon, Ian and Scanlon, Kathleen and Travers, Tony (2011) The impact of migration on access to housing and the housing market: a project for the Migration Advisory Committee Migration Advisory Committee reports - analysis of the impacts of migration , UK Border Agency, London, UK.

Whitehead, Christine M. E. and Travers, Tony (2011) The government needs to invest in affordable housing in London British Politics and Policy at LSE (12 Jul 2011) Blog entry

Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) Reviving the Right to Buy has garnered criticism, as it did in 1979, but 2 million households benefitted then and many will likely benefit now British Politics and Policy at LSE (12 Oct 2011) Blog entry

Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) The Government’s Housing Strategy is a step in the right direction, but the goal of constructing enough homes for the projected increase in households is slipping out of our grasp British Politics and Policy at LSE (28 Nov 2011) Blog entry

Whitehead, Christine M E and Scanlon, Kathleen (2011) UK and Europe’s selective housing bubble In: Bardhan, Askoh and Edlestein, Robert and Kroll, Cynthia, (eds.) Global Housing Markets: Crises, Policies, and Institutions. Kolb series in finance. Wiley, Chichester, UK. ISBN 9780470647141

Scanlon, Kathleen and Fernandez, Melissa and Travers, Tony and Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) An economic analysis of the market for archaeological services in the planning process. Institute for Archaeologists, University of Reading, Reading, UK. ISBN 9780948393204

Whitehead, Christine M E and Williams, Peter (2011) Causes and consequences? Exploring the shape and direction of the housing system in the UK post the financial crisis Housing Studies, 26 (7-8). 1157-1169. ISSN 0267-3037

Scanlon, Kathleen and Lunde, Jens and Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) Comparing responses to the financial crisis

Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) Access au logement social en France: un point de vue exterieur In: Houard, Noemie, (ed.) Loger L'europe : Le Logement Social Dans Tous Ses Etats . La Documentation Française , Paris, France. ISBN 9782110084675

Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) Access to social housing in France: a view from abroad In: Houard, Noémie, (ed.) Social Housing Across Europe. La documentation Française, Paris, France. ISBN 978211008849-9

Scanlon, Kathleen and Fernández Arrigoitia, Melissa and Travers, Tony and Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) An economic analysis of the market for archaeological services in the planning process In: Realising the benefits of planning-led investigation in the historic environment: a framework for delivery . The Southport Group, London, UK, 56-72. ISBN 9780948393204

Scanlon, Kathleen and Lunde, Jens and Whitehead, Christine M. E. (2011) Responding to the housing and financial crises: mortgage lending, mortgage products and government policies International Journal of Housing Policy , 11 (1). 23-49. ISSN 1461-6718

Burgess, Emma and Monk, Sarah and Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) Delivering local infrastructure and affordable housing through the planning system: the future of planning obligations through Section 106 People, Place and Policy Online, 5 (1). 1-11. ISSN 1753-8041

Gurran, Nicole and Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) Planning and affordable housing in Australia and the UK: a comparative perspective Housing Studies, 26 (7-8). 1193-1214. ISSN 0267-3037

Ball, Michael and Barker, Kate and Cheshire, Paul and Evans, Alan and Fernández Arrigoitia, Melissa and Gordon, Ian and Holman, Nancy and Leunig, Tim and Mace, Alan and Meen, Geoff and Monk, Sarah and Overman, Henry G. and Power, Anne and Scanlon, Kathleen and Rode, Philipp and Tonkiss, Fran and Travers, Tony and Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) The government’s planned National Planning Policy Framework is a step in the right direction, but policy makers must ensure they get the incentives right, and that decisions are made locally British Politics and Policy at LSE (17 Oct 2011) Blog entry

Scanlon, Kathleen and Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) The UK mortgage market: responding to volatility Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 26 (3). 277-293. ISSN 1566-4910

Scanlon, Kathleen and Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) French social housing in an international context OECD Economics Department Working Papers, 862. OECD, Paris, France.

Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) Owner-occupation in an increasingly uncertain world: the English experience In: Ronald, Richard and Elsinga, Marja, (eds.) Beyond Home Ownership: Housing, Welfare and Society. Housing and society series. Abingdon, UK, 108-130. ISBN 9780415585569

Whitehead, Christine M E and Monk, Sarah (2011) Affordable home ownership after the crisis: England as a demonstration project International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 4 (4). 326-340. ISSN 1753-8270

Crook, Tony and Whitehead, Christine M E and Jones, Michael and Monk, Sarah and Tang, Connie and Tunstall, Rebecca and Bibby, Peter and Brindley, Paul and Ferrari, E. (2011) New affordable homes: what where and for whom have Registered Providers been building between 1989 – 2009 Homes and Communities Agency , London, UK.

2010

Whitehead, Christine M E (2010) International trends in owner-occupation in the light of the financial crisis Housing Finance International Journal, Winter. 6-12.

Scanlon, Kathleen and Lunde, Jens and Whitehead, Christine M E (2010) "Mortgage rescue" in the wake of the credit crisis

Scanlon, Kathleen and Travers, Tony and Whitehead, Christine M E and Fernández Arrigoitia, Melissa (2010) The impact of the 2012 Olympics on London Borough expenditure London Councils, London, UK.

Fenton, Alex and Markkanen, Sanna and Tyler, Peter and Clarke, Anna and Whitehead, Christine M E (2010) Why do neighbourhoods stay poor? Deprivation, place and people in Birmingham: a report to the Barrow Cadbury Trust The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, Cambridge, UK.

Travers, Tony and Scanlon, Kathleen and Whitehead, Christine M. E. and Fernandez, Melissa (2010) Public spending priorities in London GLA Economics, Greater London Authority, London, UK. ISBN 9781847813619

Scanlon, Kathleen and Travers, Tony and Whitehead, Christine M E (2010) Population churn and its impact on socio-economic convergence in the five London 2012 host boroughs Department for Communities and Local Government, London, UK. ISBN 9781409826552

Monk, Sarah and Whitehead, Christine M E (2010) Making housing more affordable: the role of intermediate tenures Property & real estate . Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781405147149

Scanlon, Kathleen and Whitehead, Christine M E (2010) Le logement social en Europe: tendences communes et diversités persistantes In: Lévy-Vroelant , Claire and Tutin, Christian, (eds.) Le Logement Social En Europe Au Début du Xxie Siècle: la Révision Générale. Géographie sociale. Presses Universitaires de Rennes , Rennes, France, 17-49. ISBN 9782753510814

Burgess, Emma and Monk, Sarah and Whitehead, Christine M E (2010) How can the planning system deliver more housing? Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK.

Burgess, Emma and Whitehead, Christine M E (2010) Evaluation of the FirstStop information and advice service for older people, their families and carers The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, Cambridge, UK.

Whitehead, Christine M E and Chiu, Rebecca and Tsenkova, Sasha and Turner, Bengt (2010) Land use regulation: transferring lessons from developed economies In: Lall, S. V. and Freire, M. and Yuen, B. and Rajack, R. and Helluin, J. J., (eds.) Urban Land Markets: Improving Land Management for Successful Urbanization. Earth and environmental science . Springer, World Bank, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 50-71. ISBN 9781402088612

Whitehead, Christine M E and Yates, Judith (2010) Is there a role for shared equity products in twenty-first century housing? Experience in Australia and the UK In: Smith, Susan J. and Searle, Beverley A., (eds.) The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing: the Housing Wealth of Nations. Property & real estate. Wiley-Blackwell, London, UK, 481-498. ISBN 9781405192156

2009

Whitehead, Christine M. E. and Yates, Judith (2009) Economic methods and their contribution to housing Housing Studies, 24 (1). 1-6. ISSN 0267-3037

Whitehead, Christine M. E. (2009) Book review: borrowing to live: consumer and mortgage credit revisited Housing Studies, 24 (6). 843-844. ISSN 0267-3037

Scanlon, Kathleen and Whitehead, Christine M. E. (2009) A review of “Housing allowances in comparative perspective” European Journal of Housing Policy, 9 (1). 93-95. ISSN 1461-6718

Scanlon, Kathleen and Lunde, Jens and Whitehead, Christine M E (2009) Mortgage changes in the wake of the credit crisis

Gordon, Ian and Travers, Tony and Whitehead, Christine M E and Scanlon, Kathleen (2009) London's place in the UK economy 2009-10 Corporation of London, London, UK.

Gordon, Ian and Scanlon, Kathleen and Travers, Tony and Whitehead, Christine M E (2009) Economic impact on the London and UK economy of an earned regularisation of irregular migrants to the UK GLA Economics , Greater London Authority , London, UK. ISBN 9781847812582

Lupton, Ruth and Heath, Natalie and Fenton, Alex and Clarke, Anna and Whitehead, Christine M. E. and Monk, Sarah and Geddes, Mike and Fuller, Crispian and Tunstall, Rebecca and Hayden, Carol and Robinson, Jamie and Gabriel, Madeleine (2009) Evaluation of the mixed communities initiative demonstration projects: initial report: baseline and early process issues Housing Research Summary, 243. Department for Communities and Local Government, London, UK. ISBN 9781409809081

Burgess, Emma and Whitehead, Christine M E and Lyall Grant, Fiona (2009) Low cost home ownership and the credit crunch: a report from the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research for the Tenant Services Authority (TSA) Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, Tenant Services Authority , Cambridge, UK.

Gordon, Ian and Travers, Tony and Whitehead, Christine M. E. (2009) Local authorities and the downturn: a review of issues, experience and options SERC Policy Papers, SERCPP003. Spatial Economics Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2008

Lunde, Jens and Scanlon, Kathleen and Whitehead, Christine M E (2008) Interest-only and longer-term mortgages: easier access, more risk In: Sciamarelli, Alessandro and McDowell, Malcolm and Labadie, Rodolfo, (eds.) Hypostat 2007: a review of Europe’s mortgage and housing markets. European Mortgage Federation, Brussels, Belgium, 9-13.

2001

Whitehead, Christine M E and Thornley, Andy and Scanlon, Kathleen and West, Karen and Grant, Malcolm and Tyler, Peter (2001) Feasibility study on the potential for the development of urban regeneration companies in London and the role of the LDA London Development Agency, London, UK.

1987

Whitehead, Christine M E and Kleinman, Mark (1987) Private renting in London : is it so different? Journal of Social Policy, 16 (3). ISSN 0047-2794


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