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Comovement in Euro Area Housing Prices: A Fractional Cointegration Approach

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  • Christophe Andre

    () (Economics Department, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD))

  • Luis A. Gil-Alana

    () (University of Navarra, Faculty of Economics, Edificio Biblioteca, Entrada Este, E-31080 Pamplona, Spain)

  • Rangan Gupta

    () (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria)

Abstract

This paper analyses comovement in housing prices across the euro area. We use techniques based on the concepts of fractional integration and cointegration. Our results indicate that all the individual log-real price indices series display orders of integration which are above one, implying long memory in their corresponding growth rates. Further, looking at the cointegration relationships, we observe that the data for the euro area are cointegrated with Belgium, Germany and France, and the first two countries seem to be cointegrated with the majority of other countries in pairwise comparisons. Finally, prices in Germany seem to move in the opposite direction from other countries, which may be related to capital flows associated with current account imbalances.

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  • Christophe Andre & Luis A. Gil-Alana & Rangan Gupta, 2013. "Comovement in Euro Area Housing Prices: A Fractional Cointegration Approach," Working Papers 201359, University of Pretoria, Department of Economics.
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    prices; euro area; Fractional cointegration; Persistence; Long memory;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • E39 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Other

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