The housing price boom of the late ’90s: did inflation targeting matter?
Sébastien Frappa and
Jean-Stéphane Mésonnier ()
Working papers from Banque de France
The recent boom in housing markets of most developed economies has spurred criticism that inflation targeting central banks may have neglected the build-up of financial imbalances. This paper provides a formal empirical test of such claims, using a standard program evaluation methodology to correct for a possible bias due to self-selection into inflation targeting. We consider 17 industrial economies over 1980-2006, among which nine countries have targeted inflation a some dates. We find robust evidence of a significant positive effect of inflation targeting on real housing price growth and on the housing price to rent ratio.
Keywords: Inflation targeting; Housing prices; Treatment effect; OECD countries. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E4 E52 E58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 39 pages
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