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Professor Chris Leishman

Chris Leishman


Chris Leishman is an international housing economist and academic, currently Director of the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning and the Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research at the University of Adelaide.

His research focuses on the economics of the housing market, including the relationship between housing supply and affordability, the behaviour of housing and land developers, and demographic/socio-economic processes such as household formation, housing consumption decisions and tenure choice. His work has helped inform government policy on housing supply and affordability in Australia and across the United Kingdom.

He has undertaken studies for a variety of government departments and entities in several countries, third sector organisations including CRISIS and Centrepoint, and a range of academic funders including the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the UK. He is an editor for the Urban Studies journal and was previously Editor-In-Chief of the Housing Studies Journal.