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Inequality, Demographics and the Housing Wealth Effect: Panel Quantile Regression Evidence for the US States

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  • Georgios Bampinas

    () (Hellenic Ministry of Finance, Greece; Department of Economics, University of Macedonia, Greece)

  • Panagiotis Konstantinou

    () (Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)

  • Theodore Panagiotidis

    () (Department of Economics, University of Macedonia, Greece; The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, Italy)

Abstract

We extend the long-run Case, Quigley and Shiller (2013) type of specification on wealth effects by considering the role of inequality and demographics. Using a panel quantile framework for 48 US states, we find that higher levels of consumption lead to a larger (smaller) marginal effect of housing (financial) wealth. Both inequality and demographics affect consumption in a negative and significant way. Demographics are significant only for relative high levels of consumption.

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  • Georgios Bampinas & Panagiotis Konstantinou & Theodore Panagiotidis, 2017. "Inequality, Demographics and the Housing Wealth Effect: Panel Quantile Regression Evidence for the US States," Working Paper series 17-01, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
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    Keywords

    housing wealth; wealth effect; consumption; panel quantile; demographics; inequality;

    JEL classification:

    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • 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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