Consumption, Financial Wealth and Housing Wealth over the Long Run

Grant number: DP0774407 | Funding period: 2007 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

Our research gives economic policymakers a better understanding of the linkage between housing and financial market fluctuations and economic stability in Australia. In this, it focuses on how long run social trends have helped or hindered macroeconomic stability. It promotes a deeper knowledge of consumption patterns across different age groups, with a focus on financial security of retirees. Finally, we make a basic contribution to basic research by developing new techniques for examining panel datasets.