Macroeconomics

Bitesize: How far do people move house?

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Fergus Cumming and Alastair Firrell

When moving house, people often don’t move too far away. Many will be commuting to the same job or don’t want their kids to move school. But many people move long-distance when they sell one house and buy another.

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What does population ageing mean for net foreign asset positions?

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Noëmie Lisack, Rana Sajedi and Gregory Thwaites

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Perceiving risk wrong: what happens when markets misprice risk?

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Kristina Bluwstein and Julieta Yung

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Great Expectations: the economic power of news about the future

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Silvia Miranda-Agrippino, Sinem Hacioglu Hoke and Kristina Bluwstein

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Houses are assets not goods: taking the theory to the UK data

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John Lewis and Fergus Cumming

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Houses are assets not goods: What the difference between bulbs and flowers tells us about the housing market

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John Lewis and Fergus Cumming

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How economic integration fuels macroeconomic imbalances

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Sophie Piton

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Is there really a global decline in the (non-housing) labour share?

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Germán Gutiérrez and Sophie Piton

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Bitesize: How much did PPI subsidise personal loan rates pre-crisis?

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David Seaward

The Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) mis-selling scandal has rumbled on for years. But how did PPI impact loan margins pre-crisis?

This post argues
that income from cross-selling PPI substantially offset lenders’ margins on
personal loans between 2004 and 2009, and compares the pre-crisis PPI-adjusted
margin to loan spreads today.

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Interregional mobility and monetary policy

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By Daniela Hauser and Martin Seneca

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