October 14, 2011
Professor Michael Malloy spoke at the 72nd plenary session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Committee on Housing and Land Management on October 3-4, 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Malloy discussed the results of a comparative analysis of the linkage between housing policy and financial services policy, an issue that has had a significant impact on recovery efforts in both Europe and the United States.
It was Malloy’s second appearance in three years before the committee. In 2009, he argued that unless the organization took account of financing and financial services issues, it could never get past pilot projects in its efforts to achieve sustainability in housing policy. His warnings on several fronts spawned changes in the committee’s future plans.
The UNECE committee is an intergovernmental body of all European states. It provides a forum for the compilation, dissemination and exchange of information and experience on housing, urban development and land administration policies. It also promotes partnership between the public, NGOs and the business sector of the ECE countries at regional, national and local levels.
An internationally recognized expert on bank regulation, Malloy has written or edited more than 100 books and book-length supplements in such fields as international banking and public international law.