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The amortization requirement’s effect on Swedish house prices

Montelius, Marc LU (2018) NEKP01 20181
Department of Economics
Abstract
This paper uses a common method for policy evaluations – difference-in- difference – to properly analyze Sweden’s first amortization requirement that came into effect in the Summer of 2016. The aim of the thesis is to evaluate if the policy had any effect on house prices by comparing regional groups against each other. The results show that there is a significant difference between the treatment group and the control group after the policy was implemented. The municipalities in the treatment group experienced a larger increase in prices in 2016 and a larger decrease in prices in 2018 compared to the control group, and therefore compared to a scenario in which the policy had not been implemented.
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author
Montelius, Marc LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKP01 20181
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
House prices, amortization requirement, diff-in-diff, Swedish housing market
language
English
id
8947528
date added to LUP
2018-07-03 13:36:28
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2018-07-03 13:36:28
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  abstract     = {This paper uses a common method for policy evaluations – difference-in- difference – to properly analyze Sweden’s first amortization requirement that came into effect in the Summer of 2016. The aim of the thesis is to evaluate if the policy had any effect on house prices by comparing regional groups against each other. The results show that there is a significant difference between the treatment group and the control group after the policy was implemented. The municipalities in the treatment group experienced a larger increase in prices in 2016 and a larger decrease in prices in 2018 compared to the control group, and therefore compared to a scenario in which the policy had not been implemented.},
  author       = {Montelius, Marc},
  keyword      = {House prices,amortization requirement,diff-in-diff,Swedish housing market},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The amortization requirement’s effect on Swedish house prices},
  year         = {2018},
}