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  • SOEPpapers 997 / 2018

    Effects of Changes in Living Environment on Physical Health: A Prospective Cohort Study of Movers and Non-Movers in Germany

    Longitudinal studies on associations between changes in living environment and health are few and focus on movers. Next to causal effects, differences in health between living environments can, however, result due to residential mobility. The present study explored changes in living environment related to (changes in) physical health among movers and non-movers. Causality was reinforced by a novel ...

    2018| Benjamin Aretz, Gabriele Doblhammer, Fanny Janssen
  • SOEPpapers 1007 / 2018

    Home Ownership and Monetary Policy Transmission

    We present empirical evidence on the heterogeneity in monetary policy transmission across countries with different home ownership rates. We use household-level data together with shocks to the policy rate identified from high-frequency data. We find that housing tenure reacts more strongly to unexpected changes in the policy rate in Germany and Switzerland –the OECD countries with the lowest home ownership ...

    2018| Winfried Koeniger, Marc-Antoine Ramelet
  • SOEPpapers 1009 / 2018

    Housing Expenditures and Income Inequality

    In this paper, we show that, in terms of real disposable income, changes in housing expenditures dramatically exacerbate the trend of income inequality that has risen sharply in Germany since the mid-1990s. More specifically, whereas the 50/10 ratio of net household income increasesby 22 percentage points (pp) between 1993 and 2013, it increases by 62 pp for income net of housing expenditures. At the ...

    2018| Christian Dustmann, Bernd Fitzenberger, Markus Zimmermann
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Housing Policy in Soviet Russia and Germany between the Two World Wars: Comparative Analysis of Two Systems

    World War I played a key role in shaping modern housing policy. While in the pre-War era, there was virtually no housing policy, hostilities led to an almost immediate and comprehensive state intervention in the housing market, particularly among those engaged in the war. Originally, Russia went the same way as the other countries. However, after the communists seized power in November 1917, they started ...

    In: Journal of Urban History 44 (2018), 5, S. 930-952 | Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Mark G. Meerovich
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Speculative Price Bubbles in Urban Housing Markets: Empirical Evidence from Germany

    In the light of the unconventional monetary policies implemented by most large central banks around the world, there is an intense debate about the potential impact on the prices of capital assets. Particularly in Germany, skepticism about the sustainability of the current policy by the European Central Bank is wide spread and concerns about the emergence of a speculative price bubble in the housing ...

    In: Empirical Economics 55 (2018), 4, S. 1957-1983 | Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Claus Michelsen, Dirk Ulbricht
  • Economic Bulletin

    2016 Heat Monitor: "Second rent" lower despite higher heating energy consumption

    Residential heating is responsible for one-fifth of Germany’s energy consumption. Heating costs were around 562 euros per year for an average apartment in 2016, which is more than a 13th month’s rent minus heating costs (Kaltmiete). These are the findings of the 2016 Heat Monitor, published by the German Institute for Economic Research and ista Deutschland GmbH. The report presents evaluations ...

    20.09.2017| Claus Michelsen
  • Economic Bulletin

    Real estate price polarization projected to increase until 2030 in Germany

    Demographic projections for Germany indicate a drop in the population of many regions by 2030. This is likely to have an impact on the real estate market. Our report presents the result of a model calculation of asking prices for residential real estate in Germany up to 2030 based on market data from empirica-systeme GmbH and a population projection from the Bertelsmann Foundation. Depending on the ...

    26.06.2017| Markus M. Grabka
  • Interview

    "Depopulation to affect regional real estate prices": Seven questions for Markus M. Grabka

    Mr. Grabka, you have studied the effects of the demographic shift on residential real estate prices in Germany. What does population growth in the coming decades look like? We based our work on the population forecast coordinated by the German Federal Statistical Office (Statistisches Bundesamt), which currently extends to 2060. According to that projection, the population of Germany will shrink by ...

    26.06.2017| Markus M. Grabka
  • Economic Bulletin

    No Germany-wide housing bubble but overvaluation in regional markets and segments

    Although the housing prices in the 127 largest German cities have surged strongly in recent years, there is still no sign of a Germanywide housing bubble. In comparison with 2009, the price of condominiums has risen by around 55 percent. Single-family houses cost between 38 and 45 percent more in 2016 than seven years prior, and building lot prices have risen by around 63 percent. The study at hand ...

    26.06.2017| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Claus Michelsen
  • Economic Bulletin

    Construction sector: full order books, good growth prospects

    A significant rise in Germany’s construction volume is expected for this year and the next, even if the growth is not as pronounced as it was in 2016. According to DIW Berlin’s latest construction volume calculations, the sum of all new construction and building refurbishments will increase in real terms by 1.6 and 2.4 percent in 2017 and 2018, respectively, from a rate of 2.5 percent in ...

    13.02.2017| Claus Michelsen
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