Housing: Microdata, macro problems

3 May 2016

A host of issues continue to limit understanding of the role housing markets play in the dynamics of financial markets, labour markets, and the wider macro economy. Arguments about policies often hinge on particular modelling assumptions. Which assumptions are of first-order importance? At this conference, co-sponsored by Imperial College Business School and the Bank of England and taking place 4-5 May, we explore microdata and theoretical models that shed light on these issues.