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Hedging house price risk with incomplete markets



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Social Sciences Research Network

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Cocco J


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This paper solves a model of the optimal asset and consumption choices of a liquidity constrained investor who derives utility from the consumption of both non-durable consumption goods and housing. Using PSID labor income and house price data I estimate a large positive correlation between income shocks and house price shocks, and a large negative correlation between house prices and interest rates. I use these estimates to parameterize the model. Using the model I evaluate the effects of labor income, interest rate and house price risk on housing choices and investor welfare. Due to the dual role of housing as an asset and a source of consumption services, liquidity constraints are an important determinant of hedging demands.


Hedging demands, asset choices, interest rate risk, house price risk, labor income risk, borrowing constraints


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