Lambertini, Luisa and Mendicino, Caterina and Punzi, Maria Teresa (2010): Expectations-Driven Cycles in the Housing Market.
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This paper analyzes housing market boom-bust cycles driven by changes in households' expectations. We explore the role of expectations not only on productivity but on several other shocks originated in the housing market, the credit market, the production sector and the conduct of monetary policy. We find that expectations related to different sectors of the economy can generate booms in the housing market in accordance with the empirical findings. However, only expectations of future expansionary monetary policy that are not fulfilled can also generate a macroeconomic recession. Regarding the credit market, increased access to credit generates boom-bust cycles only if it is expected to be reversed in the near future. Moreover, economies with higher access to credit are characterized by higher volatility of consumption and indebtedness but, not necessarily, of real GDP.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Expectations-Driven Cycles in the Housing Market|
|Keywords:||Boom-Bust Cycles, Credit Frictions, Housing Market|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles > E32 - Business Fluctuations ; Cycles
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit > E52 - Monetary Policy
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E44 - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
|Depositing User:||Maria Teresa Punzi|
|Date Deposited:||27. Oct 2010 14:39|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 07:34|
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