Finance Seminar with Selale Tuzel, USC Marshall School of Business

On Thursday, May 12, Selale Tuzel, USC Marshall School of Business, will be giving a seminar on the paper: Shattered Housing

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:15

The Department of Finance is proud to announce the upcoming seminar with Selale Tuzel, USC Marshall School of Business.

Selale Tuzel will present:

Shattered Housing

ABSTRACT:  Do negative housing shocks lead to persistent changes in household attitudes toward housing and homeownership? We use the residential destruction of Germany during World War II (WWII) as a quasi-experiment and exploit the reasonably exogenous region-by-cohort variation in destruction exposure. We find that WWII-experiencing cohorts from high destruction regions are significantly less likely to be homeowners decades later, controlling for regional differences and household characteristics. Underlying this effect are changes in household attitudes towards homeownership that also extend to preferences for housing consumption, with little or no support for risk preferences, income and wealth effects, or supply-side factors.

Solbjerg Plads 3
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: SPs03

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