Mental Accounting in the Housing Market
Johan Almenberg and
No 718, SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance from Stockholm School of Economics
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: 43 pages
Date: 2009-05-10, Revised 2010-08-28
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