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Costs of housing crises: International evidence

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  • Aßmann, Christian
  • Boysen-Hogrefe, Jens
  • Jannsen, Nils

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This paper analyzes the costs of housing crises in terms of GDP growth and the economic conditions under which crises are particularly costly. Housing crises are often followed by recessions that are longer than other recessions. According to empirical estimates, a housing crisis reduces the GDP growth rate in the following year on average by two percentage points and has still a considerable negative impact in the second year. One important channel through which the effect of housing crises is passed on seems to be the banking sector. In addition, our results suggest that negative wealth effects possibly cause further reductions in GDP.

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  • Aßmann, Christian & Boysen-Hogrefe, Jens & Jannsen, Nils, 2011. "Costs of housing crises: International evidence," Kiel Working Papers 1524 [rev.], Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
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    1. Boysen-Hogrefe, Jens, 2011. "Sinkende Immobilienpreise in China: Gefahr für die Weltkonjunktur?," IfW-Box 2011.22, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    2. Boysen-Hogrefe, Jens & Jannsen, Nils & Meier, Carsten-Patrick, 2016. "A Note On Banking And Housing Crises And The Strength Of Recoveries," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 20(7), pages 1924-1933, October.
    3. Stelios Bekiros & Amanda Dahlström & Gazi Salah Uddin & Oskar Ege & Ranadeva Jayasekera, 2020. "A tale of two shocks: The dynamics of international real estate markets," International Journal of Finance & Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 25(1), pages 3-27, January.

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    Keywords

    Housing crisis; Panel Data;

    JEL classification:

    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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