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Comovements among U.S. state housing prices: Evidence from fractional cointegration

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  • Barros, Carlos Pestana
  • Gil-Alana, Luis A.
  • Payne, James E.

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This study investigates the relationship between U.S. state housing prices and overall U.S. housing prices as well as the relationship among state housing prices using fractional integration and cointegration techniques. The results based on parametric and semiparametric estimators reveal that some states contain unit roots though we fail to find cointegrating relations between U.S. states housing prices and the overall U.S. housing prices as well as among state housing prices. The results raise doubts regarding the long-run convergence in U.S. state housing prices and the presence of the ripple effect.

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  • Barros, Carlos Pestana & Gil-Alana, Luis A. & Payne, James E., 2012. "Comovements among U.S. state housing prices: Evidence from fractional cointegration," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 936-942.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:29:y:2012:i:3:p:936-942
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2012.02.006
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    Keywords

    U.S. state housing prices; Persistence; Long memory; Fractional cointegration;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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