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Asset pricing and housing supply in a production economy

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We develop a representative agent model of a production economy in order to explain the joint dynamics of house prices and equity returns. In a model generating costly business cycle fluctuations, we find that restrictions on housing supply have important implications for asset pricing. Together with habit formation in the composite of consumption and leisure, building restrictions provide an explanation for the high volatility of house prices and contribute to the resolution of asset pricing puzzles. JEL Classification: E2, E3, G1

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  • Jaccard, Ivan, 2012. "Asset pricing and housing supply in a production economy," Working Paper Series 1454, European Central Bank.
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    adjustment costs; cost of business cycle; house prices; housing returns;
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    • E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets

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