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Housing and Equity Wealth Effects of Italian Households

  • Charles Grant
  • Tuomas Peltonen
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    The study quantifies stock market and housing market wealth effects on households' non-durable consumption using Italian household panel data (SHIW) of 1989-2002. We found, averaging over all households, both statistically and economically insignificant housing wealth effects. However, we found homeowners' MPC out of housing wealth gains to be The study quantifies stock market and housing market wealth effects on households' non-durable consumption using Italian household panel data (SHIW) of 1989-2002. We found, averaging over all households, both statistically and economically insignificant housing wealth effects. However, we found homeowners' MPC out of housing wealth gains to be The study quantifies stock market and housing market wealth effects on households' non-durable consumption using Italian household panel data (SHIW) of 1989-2002. We found, averaging over all households, both statistically and economically insignificant housing wealth effects. However, we found homeowners' MPC out of housing wealth gains to be

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    Paper provided by Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department in its series DNB Working Papers with number 043.

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