Global Housing Watch

The Global Housing Watch tracks developments in housing markets across the world on a quarterly basis. It provides current data on house prices as well as metrics used to assess valuation in housing markets, such as house price‑to‑rent and house-price‑to‑income ratios.

Downside Risks to House Prices

Downside Risks to House Prices

This paper studies and quantifies house prices at risk, a measure of downside risks to future house price growth--using theory, insights from past analyses, and new statistical techniques applied to 32 advanced and emerging market economies and major cities. Continue reading here.

Stranded! How Rising Inequality Suppressed US Migration and Hurt Those Left Behind

Stranded! How Rising Inequality Suppressed US Migration and Hurt Those Left Behind

Using bilateral data on migration across US metro areas, this papers strong evidence that increasing house price and income inequality has reduced long distance migration, the type most linked to jobs. Continue reading here.

Evolution of Macroprudential Policies in Korea

Evolution of Macroprudential Policies in Korea

This paper looks at (i) monetary policy and financial cycles; (ii) the evolution of macroprudential policies in Korea; (iii) the efficacy in prudential policies in taming financial excess and building financial resilience and; (iv) the interaction between monetary policy and macroprudential policies. Continue reading here.

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Last Updated: June 28, 2019

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