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Does the DiPasquale-Wheaton Model Explain the House Price Dynamics in China Cities?

  • Kenneth K. Chow

    (Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research)

  • Matthew S. Yiu

    (Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research)

  • Charles Ka Yui Leung

    (City University of Hong Kong)

  • Dickson C. Tam

    (China International Capital Corporation Limited)

The "overheating" of the Chinese housing market in recent years has caught the attention of policy makers, the research community, as well as the general public. Leung and Wang (2007) shows that the qualitative features of the aggregate Chinese housing market are well captured by the DiPasquale-Wheaton (1992) model. This paper estimates a version of the DiPasquale-Wheaton (1994) model with four major Chinese cities: Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing. It examines the factors which affect the housing price and construction. Policy implications and future research directions are also discussed.

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Paper provided by Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research in its series Working Papers with number 212008.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2008
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Handle: RePEc:hkm:wpaper:212008
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