PRRES Newsletter

April 2010

Pacific Rim Property Research Journal (PRPRJ)

The PRPRJ notes the recent passing away of Jim Webb and Tom Whipple and acknowledges their significant contributions to property education and research. A Vale to Tom Whipple will appear in the March 2010 edition of the PRPRJ. As well a special edition of the PRPRJ is to be produced in memory of Tom Whipple with the expected publication set for December 2010 with Greg Costello as guest editor.

The PRPRJ (including its previous format as Land Economics Review and Australian Land Economics Review) has now been published for 20 years, being first published in early 1990. Similarly, the PRPRJ in its current format has now been published for 10 years. An expanded editorial detailing the history, development and contribution of PRPRJ is to appear in the March 2010 edition of the PRPRJ. In terms of statistics 23 papers were published in the PRPRJ in 2009 with 19 universities represented by 39 authors.  Some 46 per cent of these authors were new to PRPRJ.

The paper voted “Best Paper” for the 2008 edition of PRPRJ was announced at the Wellington PRRES conference dinner.  The winning paper entitled “A comparative analysis of house prices and bubbles in the U.K. and New Zealand” was authored by Patricia Fraser, Martin Hoesli and Lynn McAlevey.  Congratulations to all the authors!

In the revised journal rankings released for the Excellence in Research Australia procedure the PRPRJ has again been ranked as “B”, a very good result.  As well the PRRES conference was rated “A” amongst refereed conferences.


Professor Graeme Newell

Editor, PRPRJ


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