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Metropolitan House Prices In India: Do They Converge?

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  • Goodness C. Aye

    () (Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria)

  • Samrat Goswami

    () (Department of Rural Management and Development, Tripura University)

  • Rangan Gupta

    () (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria)

Abstract

The paper examines the long-run behavior of house prices by addressing the issue of price convergence or divergence across fifteen metropolitan cities in India. Using available city-level quarterly data covering the period 2007-2011 and applying the Im, Pesaran and Shin (2003) panel unit root test, it is found that relative price levels among various metropolitan cities in India do not converge. This implies that the Law of One Price does not hold in the Indian housing market, hence the different metropolitan house markets operate independent to one another.

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  • Goodness C. Aye & Samrat Goswami & Rangan Gupta, 2012. "Metropolitan House Prices In India: Do They Converge?," Working Papers 201220, University of Pretoria, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:pre:wpaper:201220
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    1. Aye, G.C. & Goswami, S. & Gupta, R., 2013. "Metropolitan House Prices In Regions of India: Do They Converge?," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 13(1), pages 135-144.
    2. Nicholas Apergis & Beatrice D. Simo-Kengne & Rangan Gupta, 2015. "Convergence In Provincial-Level South African House Prices: Evidence From The Club Convergence And Clustering Procedure," Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 27(1), pages 2-17, March.

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    Keywords

    House Prices; Law of One Price; Price Convergence; India;

    JEL classification:

    • D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - General
    • L85 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Real Estate Services

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