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Winners and Losers in House Markets

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  • Nobuhiro Kiyotaki

    () (Princeton University)

  • Alexander Michaelides

    () (Central Bank of Cyprus and London School of Economics)

  • Kalin Nikolov

    () (Bank of England and London School of Economics)

Abstract

This paper is a quantitatively-oriented theoretical study of the interaction between housing prices, aggregate production, and household behavior over a lifetime. We develop a life-cycle model of a production economy in which land and capital are used to build residential and commercial real estates. We find that, in an economy where the share of land in the value of real estates is large, housing prices react more to an exogenous change in expected productivity or the world interest rate, causing a large redistribution between net buyers and net sellers of houses. Changing financing constraints, however, has limited effects on housing prices.

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  • Nobuhiro Kiyotaki & Alexander Michaelides & Kalin Nikolov, 2010. "Winners and Losers in House Markets," Working Papers 2010-5, Central Bank of Cyprus.
  • Handle: RePEc:cyb:wpaper:2010-5
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      by Christian Zimmermann in NEP-DGE blog on 2010-11-05 23:36:34
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    Keywords

    Real estates; land; housing prices; life cycle; collateral constraints;

    JEL classification:

    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • R20 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - General
    • R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General

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