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Fundamentals behind house prices

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  • Li, Bin
  • Zeng, Zhixiong

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We build a two-sector neoclassical growth model with housing to reveal a set of fundamental forces behind the movement of house prices. The relative price of house exhibits secular growth that is determined by sectoral technological progress and factor intensities. Off the balanced growth path, it comoves negatively with the real rate of interest.

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  • Li, Bin & Zeng, Zhixiong, 2010. "Fundamentals behind house prices," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 108(2), pages 205-207, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:2:p:205-207
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    1. Borri, Nicola & Reichlin, Pietro, 2018. "The housing cost disease," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 87(C), pages 106-123.
    2. Volker Grossmann & Thomas Steger, 2016. "Das House-Kapital: A Theory of Wealth-to-Income Ratios," CESifo Working Paper Series 5844, CESifo Group Munich.

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