It’s no secret that our property market is unsustainable: we are surrounded by the daily signs of a deepening housing crisis and homes now routinely earn more than people.

NEF economists Josh Ryan-Collins and Laurie Macfarlane, alongside Shelter’s Toby Lloyd, tackle the overlooked but central role of land in this ever-pertinent problem in their acclaimed new book Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing.

The book received a rave review in the Financial Times this week, being described as a lucid exposition of the dysfunctional British housing market.”

Josh and Laurie also contributed a blog to the Zed books website this week, giving a brief but insightful overview of the scale of the crisis.