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Single housing starts and macroeconomic activity: an application of generalized impulse response analysis


  • Bradley Ewing
  • Yongsheng Wang


Most studies that have examined the relationship between the housing market and the macroeconomy have focused on how changes in housing supply affect real activity and the like. In this paper, the possibility that housing starts respond to sudden changes or shocks to macroeconomic factors is explicitly accounted for. The empirical methodology employs the recently developed technique of generalized impulse response analysis Pesaran and Shin (1998). The results highlight the endogeneity that exists among the housing market and macroeconomic activity.

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  • Bradley Ewing & Yongsheng Wang, 2005. "Single housing starts and macroeconomic activity: an application of generalized impulse response analysis," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(3), pages 187-190.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:12:y:2005:i:3:p:187-190 DOI: 10.1080/1350485052000337806

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