Does Juan Carlos or Nelson Obtain a Larger Price Cut in the Spanish Housing Market?

31 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2018

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Catia Nicodemo

University of Oxford - Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation; University of Oxford - Department of Economics

Josep Raya

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Abstract

Using a unique dataset a non-parametric decomposition, we determined whether immigrants with native name, immigrants with foreign name and natives have different outcomes in Spain's housing market. Results suggest there are significant price discounts for immigrants with native names relative to immigrants with non-Spanish names. As a robustness check we prove that this is not due to the country of birth. We observe that most of the difference in price across immigrant groups remains unexplained, which may imply some form of discrimination (pure or statistical) against immigrants with non-native names.

Keywords: house price, price cut, discrimination, housing, matching method

JEL Classification: R1, R3, J7

Suggested Citation

Nicodemo, Catia and Raya, Josep, Does Juan Carlos or Nelson Obtain a Larger Price Cut in the Spanish Housing Market?. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3253469 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3253469

Catia Nicodemo (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation ( email )

Oxford
United Kingdom

University of Oxford - Department of Economics ( email )

10 Manor Rd
Oxford, OX1 3UQ
United Kingdom

Josep Raya

Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Barcelona, E-08005
Spain

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