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House Prices and Consumer Spending

David Berger, Veronica Guerrieri, Guido Lorenzoni and Joseph Vavra.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2018; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Household Analysis. 19460 words.

Abstract

Recent empirical work shows large consumption responses to house price movements. This is at odds with a prominent theoretical view which, using the...