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Mark Stephens is Professor of Public Policy. His primary research interests are in housing and poverty and housing markets, both with a strong international comparative element.

He has played a leading role in a number of large-scale evaluations, including the EU Study on Housing and Exclusion (European Commission, 2010), the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Housing Market Taskforce (2011), and the Evaluation of English Housing Policy (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, 2005). He is a member of the European Network for Housing Research Co-ordination Committee, a co-ordinator of its working group on Comparative Housing Policy and an Editor of Urban Studies.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2007 and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2011.

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Research Output 1999 2017

Housing and Poverty: a longitudinal analysis

Stephens, M. & Leishman, C. M. 28 Feb 2017 In : Housing Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Housing regimes twenty years after Kemeny

Stephens, M. Jan 2017 Heriot-Watt University

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper


Piketty, Inequality and Housing

Stephens, M. 8 Feb 2017 In : Housing, Theory and Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Housing policy in the austerity age and beyond

Stephens, M. & Stephenson, A. 1 Jun 2016 Social Policy Review 28: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy. Fenger, M., Hudson , J. & Needham, C. (eds.). Policy Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

housing policy

How does housing affect work incentives for people in poverty?

Gibb, K., Stephens, M., Reuschke, D., Wright, S., Besemer, K. & Sosenko, F. Feb 2016 York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report