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Housing Market And Bank Lending Effects On Young Firms And Local Economies

by Steven J. Davis, John Haltiwangervia (Centre for Economic Policy Research)
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Young firms live a financially precarious life, often dependent on self-funding tied to the value of the business owners’ homes. This column uses data from the US to show that housing market fluctuations play a major role in driving medium-term changes in young firm employment shares. As young firms hire a disproportionate number of younger and less-educated workers, these groups are disproportionately affected by house price fluctuations.

Dynamism Diminished: The Role of Housing Markets and Credit Conditions

by Steven J. Davis, John Haltiwangervia Economics Working Papers
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Economics Working Paper 19102