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Keywords:Housing - China 

Journal Article
The great Chinese housing boom

Significant store-of-value demand for housing suggests a bubble that could burst, especially when both the household income growth rate and the savings rate start to decline and capital controls in China start to relax.
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Periodic Essay
China: an evolving housing market

Asia Focus , Issue Jun

Working Paper
Housing prices and the high Chinese saving rate puzzle

China?s over 25% aggregate household saving rate is one of the highest in the world. One popular view attributes the high saving rate to fast-rising housing prices in China. However, cross-sectional data do not show a significant relationship between housing prices and household saving rates. This article uses a simple consumption-saving model to explain why rising housing prices per se cannot explain China?s high household saving rate. Although borrowing constraints and demographic changes can translate housing prices to the aggregate saving rate, quantitative simulations of our model using ...
Working Papers , Paper 2012-038

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