Category: OECD

OECD bubbles? LMNO bubbles! OSAR GSE M? Part 5, regulate rents, but not too much

1 March, 2011 (12:05) | Economics, Global news, Housing, Markets, OECD, Policy, Regulation, Rental, US News |

[Continued from Part 4 and the previous Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   By: David A. Smith    Having abandoned its original purpose of proposing how to prevent housing bubbles, the OECD report on housing policy (available in pdf here, presented below in Calibri) took the economists’ usual shot against home mortgage interest […]

OECD bubbles? LMNO bubbles! OSAR GSE M? Part 4, favor homeownership, but not too much

25 February, 2011 (11:56) | Economics, Global news, Housing, Markets, OECD, Policy, Regulation, Rental, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the previous Part 1 and Part 2.]   By: David A. Smith    So far, the OECD report on housing policy (available in pdf here, presented below in Calibri), and described in a shallow Financial Times article) has suggested that all their residential-market troubles could be over if they’d just […]

OECD bubbles? LMNO bubbles! OSAR GSE M? Part 3, give credit, but not too much

24 February, 2011 (10:31) | Economics, Global news, Housing, Markets, OECD, Policy, Regulation, Rental, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the previous Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith    By now the OECD report on housing policy (available in pdf here, and described in a shallow Financial Times article) has advised policymakers that, to avoid overheating home prices and crashing their economies, their markets should be flexible but not […]

OECD bubbles? LMNO bubbles! OSAR GSE M? Part 2, be mobile, but not too much

18 February, 2011 (13:01) | Economics, Global news, Housing, Markets, OECD, Policy, Regulation, Rental, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   What caused the housing crackup?    Unsafe at any leverage?   Yesterday we delved beneath the surface of a lightweight Financial Times article poorly interpreting a fascinating OECD report on housing policy (available in pdf here, presented below in Calibri), that claims to know […]

OECD bubbles? LMNO bubbles! OSAR GSE M? Part 1, be flexible, but not too much

17 February, 2011 (11:15) | Economics, Global news, Housing, Markets, OECD, Policy, Regulation, Rental, US News |

By: David A. Smith    OECD economists agree – this is bad for home prices   With the retrospective certainty of personal-injury lawyers arriving at a multi-car pileup, the OECD has released an unsigned group editorial outlining just how nations could reduce the volatility of their home prices by adopting a few simple actions, of […]