House Prices and the Macroeconomy: Implications for Banking and Price Stability

House Prices and the Macroeconomy: Implications for Banking and Price Stability

by Charles Goodhart, Boris Hofmann

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ISBN-13: 9780191514036
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 12/21/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Charles Goodhart, CBE, FBA is the Norman Sosnow Professor of Banking and Finance at the London School of Economics and is Programme Director of the Financial Markets Group. Before joining the London School of Economics in 1985, he worked at the Bank of England for seventeen years as a monetary adviser, becoming a Chief Adviser in 1980. During 1986, Prof. Goodhart helped to found, with Mervyn King, the Financial Markets Group at London School of Economics. In 1997, he was appointed one of the outside independent members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee until May 2000. He has taught at Cambridge University and the London School of Economics. Boris Hofmann is an economist at the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt am Main and a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) of the University of Bonn. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Bonn and has written and published a number of articles on topics in monetary and financial economics.

Table of Contents

List of Figures     viii
List of Tables     x
Introduction     1
House Prices and the Macroeconomy: Overview     5
House Prices and Economic Activity     17
House Prices as Predictors of Consumer Price Inflation?     19
Financial Conditions Indices     35
The Phillips curve, the IS curve, and Monetary Transmission     55
Goods and Asset Price Deflations     69
House Prices and Financial Stability     87
House Prices and Bank Credit     89
Bank Regulation and Macroeconomic Fluctuations     115
Default, Credit Growth and Asset Prices     145
Implications of House Price Fluctuations For Public Policy     173
What Role for House Prices in the Measurement of Inflation?     175
A Second Central Bank Instrument?     195
House Price Fluctuations and Public Policy     203
References     211
Index     225

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