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ISEM学术论坛[95] Inequality and House Prices

题目:Inequality and House Prices
报告人: Fudong Zhang (Assistant Professor, PBCSF/Tsinghua University)
报告时间:2017年4月18日(周二) 1:30 pm
地点:国际经管学院会议室(诚明楼三层)
主办方:国际经济管理学院


Abstract: This paper studies the interaction between inequality and house prices using an incomplete market model with heterogeneous households. The model links cross-sectional household portfolio saving decisions to housing market outcomes, and it can account for the positive empirical relationship between growth in income inequality and changes in house prices. It also illustrates a new house price formation mechanism in which an investment motive among the wealthy plays a key role. A quantitative application of the theory rationalizes the recent substantial housing boom accompanied by rising household saving rates in China. The theory in this paper shows that market frictions can have a differential impact cross-sectionally, increasing inequality. Inequality can, in turn, amplify frictions in the market.

报告人简介:
Fudong Zhang is an Assistant professor of PBCSF at Tsinghua University.  He works mainly on macroeconomics and international economics.  For more information, please refer to http://www.pbcsf.tsinghua.edu.cn/content/details167_13156_x.html

(日期:2017-04-17 作者: 来源:)