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Discussion paper

8 Mar 2018

Some government policies restrict the supply of housing. Examples include minimum lot sizes, maximum building heights and planning approval processes. Although these restrictions may confer benefits, they also raise the price of housing. This paper attempts to quantify the effect of zoning on housing prices...

Discussion paper

6 Sep 2017

This paper investigates how things have changed since the global financial crisis for those stepping onto the property ladder in Australia.

Discussion paper

24 Aug 2015

Investigates the relationship between housing wealth and consumption using postcode-level variation in house prices and administrative data on new passenger vehicle registrations as a proxy for consumption.


Understanding the relationship between housing wealth and consumption is important, because it informs the...

Research report

23 Sep 2014

Provides the Bank's assessment of the current condition of the financial system and potential risks to financial stability.

Overview The global financial system continues to be buoyed by strong investor risk appetite. International financial markets have been remarkably stable for much of the...

Research report

22 Aug 2014

Abstract: This paper estimates the effects of the mining boom in Australia, using a large-scale structural macroeconometric model, AUS-M. We estimate that the mining boom boosted real per capita household disposable income by 13 per cent by 2013. The boom has contributed to a...

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