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On REIT returns and (un-)expected inflation: Empirical evidence based on Bayesian additive regression trees

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  • Pierdzioch, Christian
  • Risse, Marian
  • Gupta, Rangan
  • Nyakabawo, Wendy

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We use Bayesian Additive Regression Trees (BART) to study the comovement of REIT returns with expected and unexpected inflation. Our findings show that the two inflation components are not among the leading predictors of REIT returns in terms of their relative importance, but also that the marginal effects of the two inflation components for REIT returns changed over time. REIT returns exhibit an asymmetric response to unexpected inflation, a phenomenon mainly concentrated in the Greenspan era.

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  • Pierdzioch, Christian & Risse, Marian & Gupta, Rangan & Nyakabawo, Wendy, 2019. "On REIT returns and (un-)expected inflation: Empirical evidence based on Bayesian additive regression trees," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 160-169.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finlet:v:30:y:2019:i:c:p:160-169
    DOI: 10.1016/j.frl.2018.09.010
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    1. Christou, Christina & Gupta, Rangan & Nyakabawo, Wendy & Wohar, Mark E., 2018. "Do house prices hedge inflation in the US? A quantile cointegration approach," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 15-26.
    2. Das, Mahamitra & Sarkar, Nityananda, 2019. "Revisiting the Anomalous Relationship between Inflation and REIT Returns in Presence of Structural Breaks: Empirical Evidence from the USA and the UK," MPRA Paper 95130, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 05 Nov 2019.
    3. Das, Mahamitra & Sarkar, Nityananda, 2017. "Re-investigating the anomalous relationship between inflation and equity REIT returns: A regime-switching approach," MPRA Paper 95135, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 05 Nov 2018.

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    Keywords

    REIT returns; BART modeling; Inflation;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General

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