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An alternative approach to examining the ripple effect in UK house prices


  • S. Cook
  • C. Thomas


This article examines the possibility of a ripple effect being present in the UK housing market using a previously unconsidered two-stage procedure. According to Drake, the ripple effect hypothesises that changes in house prices occurs earlier and more extensively in the South East of England than in other regions of the UK. Via application of non-parametric testing and business cycle dating techniques, evidence in favour of a ripple effect is derived.

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  • S. Cook & C. Thomas, 2003. "An alternative approach to examining the ripple effect in UK house prices," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(13), pages 849-851.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:10:y:2003:i:13:p:849-851 DOI: 10.1080/1350485032000143119

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