Housing markets – a shelter from the storm or cause of the storm?
Almost eighty participants from Europe, the United States and Asia took part in this conference which was jointly organized by SUERF and the Bank of Finland. This was the fourth of their joint conferences taking place every second year.In their welcoming words and opening address Catherine Lubochinsky, President of SUERF, and Sinikka Salo, Member of the Board of the Bank of Finland, respectively, both noted that asset prices are back on the agenda of central banks' policy discussions. Dr. Salo also reminded us of the important role played by well functioning structures and institutions of housing markets in providing cost-effective and quality housing to society.Read more
Oil price affects the economies of oil-producing countries in many ways
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Research Newsletter 3/2009 (PDF)