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Public Policies and Public Resale Housing Prices in Singapore

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In Singapore, the public resale housing market is an active second-hand housing market, whereby previously subsidised new public housing units were being transacted at market prices. In contrast to the private housing price determinants that have been identified in the international literature, the prices of public resale housing in Singapore are largely determined by public policies rather than by economic variables. This paper provides some empirical evidence on how and to what degree public housing policies affected the price dynamics of public resale housing in Singapore during the 1990s. The findings have additional implications of the wider consequences of public policies on the prices of private housing units.

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Article provided by Asian Real Estate Society in its journal International Real Estate Review.

Volume (Year): 5 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 115-132

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Handle: RePEc:ire:issued:v:05:n:01:2002:p:115-132

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Keywords: Public; resale; housing; policies; prices; Singapore;

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  1. Dougherty, Ann & Van Order, Robert, 1982. "Inflation, Housing Costs, and the Consumer Price Index," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 72(1), pages 154-64, March.
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Cited by:
  1. Yeon-Koo Che & Ian Gale, 2006. "Market Versus Non-Market Assignment of Initial Ownership," Discussion Papers 0607-05, Columbia University, Department of Economics.
  2. Sock Yong Phang, 2009. "Affordable homeownership policy: implications for housing markets," Working Papers 14-2009, Singapore Management University, School of Economics, revised Nov 2009.

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