Overcapitalization and cost escalation in housing renovation
AbstractThis paper aims to show how housing renovation projects, for example such infamous projects as the Sydney Opera House or Euro Tunnel, may take considerably more time and money than budgeted. The author presents empirical results based on the primary data collected from 280 survey-recruited renovators in 2006 and 2007, in Brisbane, Australia. The paper examines what makes renovators end up with overcapitalization (i.e. spending more than what can be recouped via the value of property) and cost escalation (i.e. keeping spending beyond the estimated expenditure) in a pluralistic approach combining the theories of mainstream economics and behavioural economics.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Taylor and Francis Journals in its journal New Zealand Economic Papers.
Volume (Year): 45 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1-2 ()
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