This book is about property, informality and institutions relevant to both the developed and the developing world. The author introduces a new analytical tool, Reality Check Analysis, based on theory and practice, and offers a solution to the long-standing problem of informality and to the systematic frustration with the issue.
A fascinating book worth reading by all students, practitioners, and socially responsible investors. Through a lively narrative based on personal experiences, it highlights the catalytic impact of institutions, most notably of property rights, on the functioning of markets and on development.
A brilliant guide to transforming informal assets into financial opportunities benefiting all those involved. Panaritis breaks the vicious cycle of frustration with informal real estate presenting a new practical approach, proven results, and fresh thinking on how to add value by creating value. A must read.
Indispensable reading for both public and private sector leaders and for anyone interested in the implications of informatlity for transforming real-estate markets. It provides critical insights on why and how institutions and property rights matter for economic and social development, and a road map for the way forward.
[This] book shows the importance of local knowledge and of a deep understanding of the institutional prerequisites for a successful market economy based on collateralisable wealth (especially real estate).