This presentation discusses the changes over time to house prices in Ireland, both in the last twenty years and over the longer term. Ronan introduces the idea of “adaptive expectations” and the role this plays in the housing market i.e. that people look at what happened in the recent past and assume it will continue into the future. In terms of how we might value housing he discusses the ratio of rents to house prices.
This talk was part of ‘The Irish Economy. What happened? What next?’, a series of talks held at Dublin City Public Libraries during March 2012.