27th Nov 2017, Working Paper
This paper models a growing city, and focuses on investment decisions and consequent patterns of land use and urban density.
20th May 2016, Published Paper
This paper models the dynamics of urban land use with both formal and slum dwellings and ongoing urban redevelopment to higher building heights in the formal sector as a city grows.
Science 20 May 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6288, pp. 946-947
29th Mar 2016, Submitted Paper
Author: Simon Franklin
This paper looks at the link between housing conditions and household income and labour market participation in South Africa. It uses four waves of panel data from 2002-2009 on households that were originally living in informal dwellings and shows that households that received free government housing later experienced large increases in their incomes.