The Role of Capital Gains Taxes in the Housing Bubble

Posted: 22 Oct 2011 Last revised: 27 Aug 2012

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W. Gavin Ekins

Emory University - Department of Economics

Date Written: October 17, 2011

Abstract

Capital gain taxes are integrated into an excess-bid model to develop an analytical narrative of the housing market crash. Housing data is used to support the narrative. The paper concludes that sudden changes in capital gains tax rates can cause formed bubbles to burst. Research recommends gradual changes in capital gain taxes rather than one-time changes.

Keywords: taxes, housing, public economics

JEL Classification: H20

Suggested Citation

Ekins, William Gavin, The Role of Capital Gains Taxes in the Housing Bubble (October 17, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1945273 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1945273

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