Why Grandma is my Landlord: Population Ageing, Taxes, and their Implications for the Housing Market

This seminar examines how current tax structures combined with increasing longevity may be behind some of the changes in the housing market experienced in the last two decades, such as rising prices, the increasing sizeof houses, and falling home ownership rates among young people.

It argues that a fundamental rethink of the tax system and possibly the pension system may be needed to ensure people enjoy the benefits of increased longevity when they are young, as well as when they are old.