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Professor Christine Whitehead OBE

Professor Christine Whitehead, OBE

Senior Departmental Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR)

Professor of Housing Economics, Department of Economics, London School of Economics


Key Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Whitehead CME, "Housing, Tenure and Opportunity", Housing Studies, volume 17, No 1, 2001
  • Whitehead, C., Karley, N. The Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) market in the UK: Developments over the last few years, Journal of Housing Finance, to be published in December 2002.
  • Whitehead, C., "Fiscal policy options to promote affordable housing", ODPM, Housing Research Summary No 168, 2002
  • Turner B and Whitehead CME, Reducing Housing Subsidy: Swedish Housing Policy in an International Context, Urban Studies, Vol 39 No 2, 201-217, 2002
  • Crook A and Whitehead CME, "Social housing and planning gain: is this an appropriate way of providing affordable housing?", Environment and Planning A, 2002, volume 34, pp1259-1279
  • Whitehead, C., Cho Y., "People and Places: Mobility Aspirations among London Households" Open House International, Vol 30 No 3, 2005

Chapters in Books

  • "Who Needs Housing in the South East in Planning in the UK", Yvonne Rydin and A Thornley (eds), Ashgate, 2002
  • The Economics of Social Housing in "Housing Economics and Public Policy", O’Sullivan and Gibb, K. (eds)
  • Whitehead, C (2003) "Restructuring Social Housing Systems" in Forrest R. & Lee J., (eds) Housing and Social Change: East-West Perspectives, Routledge,
  • Stockdale, J.E. and Whitehead, C. (2003) "Assessing Cost Effectiveness", in eds Karen Bullock and Nick Tilley, Crime Reduction and Problem-oriented Policing, Willan Publishing, Culumpton, Devon, pp217 -251
  • Whitehead, C., (2003) "The Economics of Social Housing" in O’Sullivan, A. and Gibb, K. (eds) Housing Economics and Public Policy, Blackwell
  • Whitehead, C, Monk S., & Short C., (2005) "Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing" in Adams D, Watkins C & White M (eds) Planning, Public Policy and Property Markets, Blackwell

Research Reports

  • Whitehead, C, "Going to plan?", Housing Today, November 2001
  • Whitehead, C. "How much are we really gaining?", Housing Today, 5 December 2002.
  • Whitehead, C. "How much is enough?", Housing Today, 8 August 2002
  • Whitehead, C.M.E Affordable Housing Through the Planning System: Making it Count, Axis, September 2002
  • "The key worker problem in the UK: a housing or a labour market issue?", European Network for Housing Research conference, Vienna, 1-5 July, 2002.
  • London's Place in the UK Economy, Annual Report for the Corporation of London, September 2002
  • The Scale of the Housing Shortage, Planning in London, October 2002
  • Give us cash, and save our countryside, Civic Focus, Autumn 2002
  • Whitehead, C. and Cho, Y. (2003) Who Moves and Why? Patterns of mobility in the Housing Association Sector in London, Sector Study 25, Housing Corporation, May
  • Razzu, G., Stockdale, J.E. and Whitehead, C. (2003) The Economic and Social Costs of Anti-Social Behaviour, Home Office, October

Externally published reports

  • "Fiscal policy options to promote affordable housing", ODPM, Housing Research Summary No 168, 2002
  • with Gordon I & Travers A, London's Place in the UK Economy, Corporation of London, October 2002
  • With Solomou W. & Elliot I., Housing associations and movement to target rents 2003-2004, Housing Corporation, Sector Study 37
  • With Lovatt R & Newcombe R, Social Housing Providers and Financial Awareness Training, Chartered Institute of Housing, 2003, (http://www.cih.org/policy/fat.htm)
  • With Monk S & Neuberger J, Building Communities - Understanding Portsmouth's Housing Market, South East Hampshire Housing Research Consortium, April 2003
  • With Gordon I & Travers A, London's Place in the UK Economy, Corporation of London, October 2003
  • With Razzu G & Stockdale JE, The Economic and Social Costs of Anti-Social Behaviour, Home Office, October 2003
  • With Cho,Y. Who Moves and Why? Patterns of mobility in the Housing Association Sector in London, Sector Study 25, Housing Corporation, May 2003
  • With Cho Y, Who Moves and Why? Patterns of mobility in the Housing Association Sector in London, Sector Study 25, Housing Corporation, May 2003
  • With Holmans A, Population, Households and Housing in the Draft London Plan, Association of London Government, February 2003
  • With Holmans A & Karley K, Prospects for Mortgage Backed Securities in the UK: a Review of the Evidence, Council of Mortgage Lenders, 2003
  • With Holmans A & Karley K, The mortgage backed securities market in the UK: overview and prospects, Housing Research Summary, No 201, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, 2003
  • With Holmans A., Monk S., Building for the future - 2004 update: a Report of the Shelter Housing Investment Project, Shelter, March 2004
  • With Scanlon K., International trends in housing tenure and mortgage finance, Council of Mortgage Lenders Research Report, November 2004
  • "Housing" in Housing Futures 2024, CABE, 2004
  • With Gordon I & Travers A, London's Place in the UK Economy, Corporation of London, October 2004
  • With Cho Y, Affordable housing in London: who expects to move and where?, Housing Corporation Sector Study 39, Housing Corporation, November 2004
  • With Cho Y, Who moves and where? A comparison of housing association tenants in London and northern regions, Housing Corporation Sector 40, Housing Corporation 2004
  • With Monk S et al, Assessing Housing Needs in the South East: A Good Practice Guide, South East England Regional Assembly, January 2004
  • With Holmans A. and Monk S., Building for the Future - 2004 Update: A Report of the Shelter Housing Investment Project, Shelter, March 2004
  • With Marsh A, Cowan D & Cameron A, Jones M, Kiddle C, Piloting Choice Based Lettings: an Evaluation, London, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, 2004
  • With Solomou W, The Distribution of housing association rents within local authority areas in the first year of rent restructuring, Dataspring Briefing Paper (Rents) 1, Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, University of Cambridge, 2004
  • With Solomou W & Elliott I, The spatial pattern of target rents and their relationship with actual rents, 2002/03, Dataspring Briefing Paper (Rents) 2, Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, University of Cambridge, 2004
  • With Stephens M et al, Lessons from the past, challenges for the future, Housing Research Summary No 214, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, 2004
  • With Scanlon K., The profile and intentions of buy-to-let investors, Council of Mortgage Lenders, March 2005
  • With Monk S., Crook, T., Lister D., Rowley S. & Short C., Land and finance for affordable housing, Joseph Rowntree Foundation/Housing Corporation 2005
  • With Monk S., Lister D., Short C., Crook T., Henneberry J., & Rowley S., The Value for Money of Delivering Affordable Housing through Section 106: Final Report, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, July 2005
  • With Monk S., Lister D., Short C., Crook T., & Rowley S., Have planning agreements increased the supply of affordable housing?, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, March 2005
  • With Stephens M & Munro M., Lessons from the past, challenges for the future for housing policy, Evaluation of English Housing Policy 1975-2000, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, January 2005
  • With Gibb K & Stephens M, Evaluation of English Housing Policy 1975 - 2000 Theme 2, Finance and Affordability, ODPM, 2005

Internally published

  • With Harris D & Marshall D, Dataspring Census Briefing Paper One: Housing Tenure Structure in England and the Importance of the HA Sector in 2001, (http://www.dataspring.org.uk)
  • With Harris D & Marshall D, Dataspring Census Briefing Paper Two: Census 2001 and RSR 2001 Results Compared, (http://www.dataspring.org.uk)
  • With Harris D & Marshall D, Dataspring Census Briefing Paper Three: Tenure Changes Between 1991 and 2001, Impact on the Importance of the HA Sector, (http://www.dataspring.org.uk)
  • Holmans, A, Scanlon K, Whitehead, C with Shilling J and Hills J, Fiscal Policy Instruments to Promote Affordable Housing, Research Report VII, Cambridge Housing and Planning Research, University of Cambridge, 2002
  • Reforming Planning Obligations: will the proposals secure more affordable housing?, Centre for Housing and Planning Research, University of Cambridge
  • Karley, K. and Whitehead, C. "The Mortgage Backed Securities Market in the UK"Housing Finance International, December 2002
  • Whitehead, C. "How much are we really gaining?" Housing Today, December 5th 2002
  • Whitehead, C. "Give us cash, and save our countryside" Civic Focus, Autumn 2002
  • Whitehead, C., Holmans, A. and Karley, K. "The potential for continued growth in mortgage backed securities in the UK", Housing Finance, Summer 2003
  • Whitehead, C. "Its Your Move London" London Housing, August 2003
  • Whitehead, C. "The American Way" Housing Today, 30 January 2003
  • Whitehead, C. "Financing Social Housing in Europe" Housing Finance International, June 2003
  • With Power A., Richardson L., Seshimo K., and Firth K., A Framework for Housing in the London Thames Gateway Volume 1, LSE Housing and Enterprise LSE Cities, May 2004
  • With Monk S & Crook A, Reforming Planning Obligations: will the proposals secure more affordable housing?, Centre for Housing and Planning Research, University of Cambridge
  • With Scanlon K., Key Worker Housing Study 2004: Can Teachers Afford London Homes? LSE/Landmark Housing Association/Family Housing Group, October 2004
  • With Power A., Richardson E., Seshimo K., Firth K, Rode P. & Travers T., A Framework for Housing in the London Thames Gateway, CASE brief 27, May 2004

Policy articles

  • with Holmans A, "Housing the Next Generation: Household growth, housing demand and housing requirements", Town and Country Planning, Vol 74, No 10
  • "Going to plan?", Housing Today, November 2001
  • "How much are we really gaining?", Housing Today, 5 December 2002
  • "How much is enough?", Housing Today, 8 August 2002
  • "Affordable Housing Through the Planning System: Making it Count", Axis, September 2002
  • "The Scale of the Housing Shortage", Planning in London, October 2002
  • "Give us cash, and save our countryside", Civic Focus, Autumn 2002
  • with Karley, N. The Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) market in the UK: Developments over the last few years, Housing Finance International
  • "How much are we really gaining?" Housing Today, December 5th 2002
  • "Its Your Move, London" London Housing, August 2003
  • "The American Way", Housing Today, 30 January 2003
  • "Financing Social Housing in Europe" Housing Finance International, June 2003
  • With Holmans, A. and Karley, K. "The potential for continued growth in mortgage backed securities in the UK", Housing Finance, Summer 2003
  • With Scanlon K., "Housing tenure and mortgage systems: how the UK compares", Housing Finance, Council of Mortgage Lenders, Winter 2004
  • "The Impact of Section 106 on Affordable Housing – a Health Check" Housing Today, February 2005