Research Discussion Paper – RDP 2006-12 Housing and Housing Finance: The View from Australia and Beyond


An earlier version of this paper was prepared for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand workshop ‘Housing, Savings, and the Household Balance Sheet’ held in Wellington on 14 November 2006. I would like to thank the participants for helpful comments, especially Andrew Coleman, as well as my colleagues at the RBA. The views expressed in this paper have developed as a result of my work at the RBA and for the Bank for International Settlements Working Group on Housing Finance in the Global Financial Market, but they are absolutely my own and do not necessarily represent the views of either of these institutions.