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Dynamic asymmetries in house price cycles: A generalized smooth transition model

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  • Canepa, Alessandra
  • Chini, Emilio Zanetti

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In this paper we propose a novel nonlinear model to capture asymmetries in real estate cycles. The approach involves a particular parametrization of the transition function used in the transition equation of a smooth transition autoregressive model which improves the fit in the non-central probability region. The dynamic symmetry in house price cycles is strongly rejected for the housing markets taken into consideration. Further, our results show that the proposed model performs well in a out of sample forecasting exercise.

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  • Canepa, Alessandra & Chini, Emilio Zanetti, 2016. "Dynamic asymmetries in house price cycles: A generalized smooth transition model," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 91-103.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:empfin:v:37:y:2016:i:c:p:91-103
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jempfin.2016.02.011
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    1. Emilio Zanetti Chini, 2013. "Generalizing smooth transition autoregressions," CREATES Research Papers 2013-32, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University.
    2. Emilio Zanetti Chini, 2018. "Forecasting dynamically asymmetric fluctuations of the U.S. business cycle," DEM Working Papers Series 156, University of Pavia, Department of Economics and Management.

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    Keywords

    House price cycles; Dynamic asymmetries; Non-linear models; Forecasting;

    JEL classification:

    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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