International Migration and Australian House Prices - Hosted by the AIIA Queensland


Join us in-person or online with Professor of Economics and Head of he Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Griffith University, Alberto Posso, who will speak on the supposed correlation between international migration and national housing prices.


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Political discourse has recently focused on the role of international migration in exacerbating the cost of living, particularly regarding housing affordability. This presentation argues that this is an unlikely scenario. Using ten years of quarterly national-level data, it demonstrates that there is little relationship between past levels of net migration and house prices. Furthermore, it shows that the recent hike in prices coincides with a period of near-zero migration due to border policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation suggests that supply-side constraints are most likely behind the current housing crisis.


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Agenda

Presentation by Alberto Posso
  • Alberto Posso (Professor at Griffith Business School)

    Alberto Posso

    Professor at Griffith Business School

    Alberto Posso is a Professor of Economics and Head of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Griffith University’s Business School. Prior to joining Griffith University, Alberto was the inaugural Director of the Centre for International Development at RMIT University. Alberto holds a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University (ANU) with specialisations in economic development and applied econometrics. Geographically, his research focuses on East Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. He has authored over 50 journal papers, book chapters, thought pieces for general consumption, and sponsored research reports. He has publications in leading academic outlets, such as Health Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, World Development, The Journal of Development Studies, and The Journal of Banking & Finance. Alberto has also authored sponsored research projects with leading partners, including UN ESCAP, the UN Global Compact, FAO, the Fred Hollows Foundation, the APEC Secretariat, the Australian Government, the Peruvian Government and Plan International. He has also been non-government representative of Australia in several APEC meetings.

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Alberto Posso
  • Alberto Posso (Professor at Griffith Business School)

    Alberto Posso

    Professor at Griffith Business School

    Alberto Posso is a Professor of Economics and Head of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Griffith University’s Business School. Prior to joining Griffith University, Alberto was the inaugural Director of the Centre for International Development at RMIT University. Alberto holds a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University (ANU) with specialisations in economic development and applied econometrics. Geographically, his research focuses on East Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. He has authored over 50 journal papers, book chapters, thought pieces for general consumption, and sponsored research reports. He has publications in leading academic outlets, such as Health Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, World Development, The Journal of Development Studies, and The Journal of Banking & Finance. Alberto has also authored sponsored research projects with leading partners, including UN ESCAP, the UN Global Compact, FAO, the Fred Hollows Foundation, the APEC Secretariat, the Australian Government, the Peruvian Government and Plan International. He has also been non-government representative of Australia in several APEC meetings.

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Level 1, 300 Queen Street, Brisbane, 4000
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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