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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/28954
Title:
The Social Costs of Real-Estate Market Information Gaps in Ghana
Authors:
Hammond, Felix Nikoi
Abstract:
Real estate markets function efficiently when driven by information regimes in which legitimate information corresponds with information that must count in market decisions. Where there are mismatches between legitimate information and information that must count, gaps naturally emerge in the information order. If the conditions for the creation and widening of such gaps are not removed, tenure insecurity, real estate transaction constraints and social costs tend to be heightened. This article presents a view of the conditions that have created information gaps in the Ghanaian real estate economy together with their allied tenure insecurity and social costs. Propositions for alleviating these information gaps are consequently proffered. (Routledge)
Citation:
Urban Policy and Research, 24(3): 391-408
Publisher:
Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Journal:
Urban Policy and Research
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/28954
DOI:
10.1080/08111140600877040
Additional Links:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/cupr/2006/00000024/00000003/art00007; http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=194475803&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
08111146; 14767244
Appears in Collections:
Construction and Infrastructure

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dc.contributor.authorHammond, Felix Nikoi-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-29T15:46:12Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-29T15:46:12Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationUrban Policy and Research, 24(3): 391-408en
dc.identifier.issn08111146-
dc.identifier.issn14767244-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/08111140600877040-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/28954-
dc.description.abstractReal estate markets function efficiently when driven by information regimes in which legitimate information corresponds with information that must count in market decisions. Where there are mismatches between legitimate information and information that must count, gaps naturally emerge in the information order. If the conditions for the creation and widening of such gaps are not removed, tenure insecurity, real estate transaction constraints and social costs tend to be heightened. This article presents a view of the conditions that have created information gaps in the Ghanaian real estate economy together with their allied tenure insecurity and social costs. Propositions for alleviating these information gaps are consequently proffered. (Routledge)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/cupr/2006/00000024/00000003/art00007en
dc.relation.urlhttp://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=194475803&ETOC=RN&from=searchengineen
dc.subjectGhanaen
dc.subjectAfricaen
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africaen
dc.subjectLand tenureen
dc.subjectLand ownershipen
dc.subjectEconomic developmenten
dc.subjectReal estate policiesen
dc.subjectSocioeconomicsen
dc.subjectReal estate marketen
dc.subjectInformation asymmetryen
dc.subjectLand registrationen
dc.subjectLand rightsen
dc.titleThe Social Costs of Real-Estate Market Information Gaps in Ghanaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalUrban Policy and Researchen
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