Do Loan-To-Value and Debt-To-Income Limits Work? Evidence From Korea

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Author/Editor: Deniz Igan, Heedon Kang
Release Date: © December, 2011
ISBN : 978-1-46392-783-7
Stock #: WPIEA2011297
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With another real estate boom-bust bringing woes to the world economy, a quest for a better policy toolkit to deal with these boom-busts has begun. Macroprudential measures could be in such a toolkit. Yet, we know very little about their impact. This paper takes a step to fill this gap by analyzing the Korean experience with these measures. We find that loan-to-value and debt-to-income limits are associated with a decline in house price appreciation and transaction activity. Furthermore, the limits alter expectations, which play a key role in bubble dynamics.


Banks and banking , Business cycles , Economic development , Financial institutions and markets , Loans

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