This study explores the cause and effect of endogenous risk aversion in land pricing, where state intervention through taxation remains a general practice. Using a consumption-based asset pricing model incorporating taxation, it is shown that high taxation, due to the indexation effect, supporting land prices and reducing individuals' risk expectations, could lead to an endogenous decrease in risk aversion, which could result in market dysfunction because risk aversion plays a key role in the market mechanism. China, with its wholly state-owned land and the general use of land sales to cover financial deficits, is a typical case for empirical tests. The tests confirm that there, the rise in land prices was driven by the increase in reserve prices set by local governments, a strong means of taxation, and not by the market, indicating the endogenous decrease in risk aversion.
He, Y. State intervention in land pricing and endogenous risk aversion. Journal of Economic Analysis, 2023, 2, 37. https://doi.org/10.58567/jea02040004
He Y. State intervention in land pricing and endogenous risk aversion. Journal of Economic Analysis; 2023, 2(4):37. https://doi.org/10.58567/jea02040004
He, Yong 2023. "State intervention in land pricing and endogenous risk aversion" Journal of Economic Analysis 2, no.4: 37. https://doi.org/10.58567/jea02040004
He, Y. (2023). State intervention in land pricing and endogenous risk aversion. Journal of Economic Analysis, 2(4), 37. https://doi.org/10.58567/jea02040004
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