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House Prices and Global Financial Stability

April 30, 2019

Boom-bust patterns in housing sector can help forecast risks to growth and serve as early-warning models for financial crises. (iStock by Getty images/JohnnyGreig)

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There is a strong link between the ups and downs of home prices around the world and the global economy. The latest Global Financial Stability Report takes a deep look into what the latest trends in the housing sector might tell us about vulnerabilities within in the financial system. Claudio Raddatz leads the IMF's Global Financial Stability Analysis team, and in this podcast, he says a high share of financial crisis in recent decades have been preceded by boom-bust patterns in the housing sector.

Claudio Raddatz is Head of the Global Financial Stability Analysis Division in the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department.