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Mental accounting in the housing market

Johan Almenberg and Artashes Karapetyan

No 2010/20, Working Paper from Norges Bank

Abstract: We report evidence that salience may have economically significant effects on homeowners' borrowing behavior, through a bias in favour of less salient but more costly loans. We outline a simple model in which some consumers are biased. Under plausible assumptions, the bias may affect prices in equilibrium. Market data support the predictions of the model.

Keywords: salience; housing market; household finance; co-op; capital structure (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 G14 G21 G32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30 pages
Date: 2010-11-16
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-mic and nep-ure
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