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Financial Markets, Judicial Costs and Housing Tenure: An International Comparison

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  • Chiuri, Maria Concetta

    (Università di Bari)

  • Jappelli, Tullio

    (CSEF, Università di Salerno and CEPR)

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This paper explores the determinants of international patterns of housing tenure choice. Up to now, no study has carried out an international comparison in housing tenure using household level data. The Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) provides microeconomic data on fourteen OECD countries. In most of these countries the cross-section is repeated over time. This allows us to construct a truly unique international dataset on over 400,000 households. The dataset also includes selected demographic variables (carefully matched between the different surveys). After controlling for fixed-country effects, cohort effects and calendar time effects, we find strong evidence that different downpayment ratios affect the age-profile of housing tenure, particularly for the young.

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Paper provided by IRISS at CEPS/INSTEAD in its series IRISS Working Paper Series with number 2000-04.

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Publication status: Published in European Economic Review, 2003, vol. 47, pp. 857-875
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Keywords: homeownership ; financial markets ; judicial costs;

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  1. Alberto Giovannini & Francesco Giavazzi, 2001. "A More Efficient Financial System for Improved Economic Performance : An Attempt at Identifying the Priorities," Revue d'Économie Financière, Programme National Persée, vol. 62(2), pages 71-81.
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  3. Alberto Giovannini & Francesco Giavazzi, 2001. "Un système financier plus efficient pour obtenir de meilleures performances économiques : une tentative d'identification des priorités," Revue d'Économie Financière, Programme National Persée, vol. 62(2), pages 79-91.

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