Housing and Liquidity
Randall Wright () and
Review of Economic Dynamics, 2015, vol. 18, issue 3, 435-455
Coinciding with the start of the housing boom were large increases in home-equity lending and loan-to-equity ratios. We study this in models where housing bears a liquidity premium because it collateralizes loans. Even with fundamentals constant, since liquidity depends on beliefs, self-fulfilling prophecies allow prices to be cyclic, chaotic or stochastic. With changing fundamentals -- financial innovation -- we can account for half of the empirical price boom, suggesting there may well be room for self-fulfilling prophecies. Since liquidity premia are nonmonotone in loan-to-equity ratios, continuing financial innovation generates a price boom and bust. Finally, we study the impact of monetary policy. (Copyright: Elsevier)
Keywords: Housing; Lquidity; Collateral; Bubbles; Money (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E44 G21 R21 R31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (11) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Access to full texts is restricted to ScienceDirect subscribers and institutional members. See http://www.sciencedirect.com/ for details.
Software Item: Code and data files for "Housing and Liquidity" (2014)
Working Paper: Housing and Liquidity (2013)
Working Paper: Housing and Liquidity (2012)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:red:issued:14-2
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
https://www.economic ... ription-information/
Access Statistics for this article
Review of Economic Dynamics is currently edited by Loukas Karabarbounis
More articles in Review of Economic Dynamics from Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Christian Zimmermann ().