Antonios Mavropoulos

Antonios Mavropoulos
Current Position

since 10/16

Economist in the Department of Financial Markets

Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association

Research Interests

  • dynamic discrete choice
  • household finance and the housing market
  • macroprudential policy

Antonios Mavropoulos joined the Department of Financial Markets as a doctoral student in October 2016. His research focuses on individual housing and mortgage decisions, the housing market, and macro-prudential policy.

Antonios Mavropoulos received his bachelor's and master's degree from University of Patras, Greece.

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Working Papers


Housing Consumption and Macroprudential Policies in Europe: An Ex Ante Evaluation

Antonios Mavropoulos Qizhou Xiong

in: IWH Discussion Papers, No. 17, 2018


In this paper, we use the panel of the first two waves of the Household Finance and Consumption Survey by the European Central Bank to study housing demand of European households and evaluate potential housing market regulations in the post-crisis era. We provide a comprehensive account of the housing decisions of European households between 2010 and 2014, and structurally estimate the housing preference of a simple life-cycle housing choice model. We then evaluate the effect of a tighter LTV/LTI regulation via counter-factual simulations. We find that those regulations limit homeownership and wealth accumulation, reduces housing consumption but may be welfare improving for the young households.

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