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How to Deal with Real Estate Booms : Lessons From Country Experiences

Author/Editor: Pau Rabanal | Christopher W. Crowe | Giovanni Dell'Ariccia | Deniz Igan
Authorized for Distribution: April 1, 2011
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Summary: The financial crisis showed, once again, that neglecting real estate booms can have disastrous consequences. In this paper, we spell out the circumstances under which a more active policy agenda on this front would be justified. Then, we offer tentative insights on the pros and cons as well as implementation challenges of various policy tools that can be used to contain the damage to the financial system and the economy from real estate boom-bust episodes.
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Series: Working Paper No. 11/91
Subject(s): Bank credit | Housing | Property taxes | Real estate prices
Author's keyword(s): real estate | macroeconomic policy | macroprudential regulation
    Published:   April 1, 2011        
    ISBN/ISSN:   9781455253302/1018-5941   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA2011091   Pages:   58
    Price:   US$18.00
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