AHURI CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Professor Gavin Wood
Gavin Wood is Emeritus Professor of Housing and Urban Studies at RMIT University and Professorial Fellow in the Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Western Australia. He previously held positions in the economics departments of Murdoch University (Western Australia), the University of Glasgow and University of Aberdeen (Scotland).
Professor Wood’s main research interests are in urban economics, housing finance and labour economics. He has published widely, and in recent years has authored articles on housing and tax issues in Real Estate Economics and the Journal of Housing Economics. He is currently on the International Editorial Advisory Boards of Urban Studies and Housing Studies. Gavin Wood has consulted to a number of organisations including: The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), The New Zealand Government’s Department of Labour, the Office of Fair Trading (Western Australia) and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.
In the early 1990s he was commissioned to contribute to the Australian Federal Government’s National Housing Strategy, and more recently by the Australian Government’s Henry Tax Review to co-author a report on Housing, Taxation and Transfers.