Mactaggart Chair in Land, Property & Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow
Mark Stephens holds the Mactaggart Chair in Land, Property & Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow and is academic adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Housing Market Task Force.
He led one of the UK Government’s two Expert Panels on housing (2007–10) and headed the team that conducted an evaluation of English housing policy 1975–2000 for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
He recently completed a major study of Housing and Exclusion for the European Commission and has been a consultant for the United Nations and the OECD. He is a Director of New Lanark Homes and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Mark's research interests include residential mortgage finance and home-ownership; housing and poverty; comparative housing studies; housing in transition and developing countries (including China).
His areas of study include on Housing and Exclusion: Welfare Policies, Housing Provision and Labour Markets: European Commission DG Employment, Scoial Affairs and Equal Opportunities
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