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Transparency of Real Estate Markets: Conceptual and Empirical Evidence


  • Elena IONASCU

    () (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Ia?i, Romania)

  • Marilena MIRONIUC

    () (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Ia?i, Romania)

  • Ion ANGHEL

    () (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies,Romania)


The expansion of international real estate investment has also created the need for more transparency on real estate markets. In this context, the paper aims at identifying the dimensions and trends of the transparency of real estate markets in 31 states, mostly European, in correlation with their economic development. Applying the Principal Component Analysis (PCA), t-Student test and regression analysis highlighted the strong and significant associations of transparency quantified by the Global Real Estate Transparency Index with the institutional environment, macroeconomic factors, technology, innovation and the social environment. The results of the research show that the most competitive and robust countries have the most transparent and mature real estate markets. Technology, innovation, infrastructure quality and expanded business networks imply new trends in transparency in developed countries. In emerging and developing countries, the quality of governance and lack of corruption are prerequisites for transparency in real estate markets.

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  • Elena IONASCU & Marilena MIRONIUC & Ion ANGHEL, 2019. "Transparency of Real Estate Markets: Conceptual and Empirical Evidence," The Audit Financiar journal, Chamber of Financial Auditors of Romania, vol. 17(154), pages 306-306.
  • Handle: RePEc:aud:audfin:v:17:y:2019:i:154:p:306

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    1. Ionaşcu Elena & Anghel Ion, 2020. "Improvement of the real estate transparency through digitalisation," Proceedings of the International Conference on Business Excellence, Sciendo, vol. 14(1), pages 371-384, July.

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    transparency; Global Real Estate Transparency Index; real estate markets; Europe; competitiveness; corruption;

    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F62 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Macroeconomic Impacts
    • F63 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Economic Development
    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes


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