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Relating International Trade to the Housing Market

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  • Leung, Charles Ka Yui

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Studies of tariffs have tended to ignore their impact on housing markets. This paper builds a simple dynamic general-equilibrium model to bridge the gap. The model is consistent with empirical findings that housing prices in several small open economies, and the price of nontradeables relative to tradeables, have increased over time. The model also allows closed-form solutions of the elasticity of the economic growth rate, the housing-stock growth rate, and the housing-price growth rate, with respect to the tariff rate. Other testable implications are generated. Copyright 2001 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Leung, Charles Ka Yui, 2001. "Relating International Trade to the Housing Market," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 5(2), pages 328-335, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:rdevec:v:5:y:2001:i:2:p:328-35
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    1. Leung, Charles, 2004. "Macroeconomics and housing: a review of the literature," Journal of Housing Economics, Elsevier, vol. 13(4), pages 249-267, December.
    2. Lichao Cheng & Bin Li & Zhixiong Zeng, 2010. "Housing In A Neoclassical Growth Model," Pacific Economic Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 15(2), pages 246-262, May.
    3. Wang, Ping & Xie, Danyang, 2014. "Housing Dynamics: Theory Behind Empirics," MPRA Paper 59057, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Charles K. Y. Leung & Garion C. K. Lau & Youngman C. F. Leong, 2002. "Testing Alternative Theories of the Property Price-Trading Volume Correlation," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 23(3), pages 253-264.
    5. Charles Ka Yui Leung & Kelvin Siu Kei Wong & Patrick Wai Yin Cheung, 2007. "On the Stability of the Implicit Prices of Housing Attributes: A Dynamic Theory and Some Evidence," International Real Estate Review, Asian Real Estate Society, vol. 10(2), pages 66-93.

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