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Housing as Collateral, Financial Constraints, and Small Businesses

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  • Taejun Lim

    (Dongguk University)

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What drove the synchronization between the small business sector and the housing market during the U.S. housing market boom and bust in the 2000s? I develop an occupational choice model in which house price fluctuations affect the entry-exit and expansion-contraction decisions of small business owners through the housing collateral channel. I perform an experiment in which a sequence of housing shocks constructed to replicate the observed housing market conditions in the 2000s are plugged into the calibrated model. The experiment shows that the synchronization is due mainly to the housing collateral effect. (Copyright: Elsevier)

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  • Taejun Lim, 2018. "Housing as Collateral, Financial Constraints, and Small Businesses," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 30, pages 68-85, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:red:issued:15-316
    DOI: 10.1016/j.red.2018.03.001
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    Keywords

    Housing collateral; Small business; Entrepreneurship;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • 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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