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The relationship between stock prices, house prices and consumption in OECD

  • Ludwig, Alexander


    (Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA) and Sonderforschungsbereich 504)

  • Sløk, Torsten



This paper analyzes the relationship between stock prices, house prices and consumption using data for 16 OECD countries. The panel data analysis suggests that the long-run responsiveness of consumption to permanent changes in stock prices is higher for countries with a market-based financial system than for countries with a bank-based financial system. Splitting the sample into the 1980s and 1990s further shows an increased sensitivity in the 1990's of consumption to permanent changes in stock prices for both countries with bank-based financial systems as well as countries with market-based financial systems. The relationship between changes in consumption and changes in house prices is positive for the second sample period across all specifications and financial systems.

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Paper provided by Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim & Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim in its series Sonderforschungsbereich 504 Publications with number 04-12.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 04 Mar 2004
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Handle: RePEc:xrs:sfbmaa:04-12
Note: This paper is a significant revision of our 2002 IMF working paper, Ludwig and Sløk (2002). We are especially
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