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Housing Wealth, Stock Market Wealth and Consumption: A Panel Analysis for Australia

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  • NIKOLA DVORNAK
  • MARION KOHLER

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Using a panel of Australian States, we estimate how changes in household wealth affect consumption expenditure. Both housing and stock market wealth have a significant effect on consumption: a permanent $A1 increase in stock market wealth increases long‐run annual consumption by 6–9 cents; the same increase in housing wealth increases annual consumption by around 3 cents. With households’ housing assets more than three times that of stock market assets, a 1 per cent increase in housing wealth has an effect on consumption at least as large as that of a 1 per cent increase in stock market wealth.

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  • Nikola Dvornak & Marion Kohler, 2007. "Housing Wealth, Stock Market Wealth and Consumption: A Panel Analysis for Australia," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 83(261), pages 117-130, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:83:y:2007:i:261:p:117-130
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4932.2007.00388.x
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    JEL classification:

    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • R31 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Housing Supply and Markets

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