- January 2014
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- In the last decade the United States experienced the burst of the Dot-Corn and the Housing Bubbles. I develop a model to study the relationship between globalization and the emergence of rational bubbles. I also analyze how the effect of globalization on house prices depends on the type of bubble. I show that bubbles cannot arise in a financially developed country in autarky. In contrast, as globalization progresses, bubbles are more likely to appear in the financially developed country. I also show that house prices increase with globalization only when the bubble is attached to houses. This prediction is consistent with empirical evidence for U.S. metropolitan areas. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- financial development; globalization; rational bubbles; housing supply elasticity; overlapping generations; global imbalances; economic-growth; debt; liquidity; exchange; market