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Three Cycles: Housing, Credit and Real Activity

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  • Deniz Igan
  • Alain Kabundi
  • Francisco Nadal De Simone
  • Marcelo Pinheiro
  • Natalia Tamirisa

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We examine the characteristics and comovement of cycles in house prices, credit, real activity and interest rates in advanced economies during the past 25 years, using a dynamic generalised factor model. House price cycles generally lead credit and business cycles over the long term, while in the short to medium run the relationship varies across countries. Interest rates tend to lag other cycles at all time horizons. While global factors are important, the U.S. business cycle, house price cycle and interest rate cycle tend to lead the respective cycles in other countries over all time horizons. However, the U.S. credit cycle leads mostly over the long term.

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  • Deniz Igan & Alain Kabundi & Francisco Nadal De Simone & Marcelo Pinheiro & Natalia Tamirisa, 2010. "Three Cycles: Housing, Credit and Real Activity," Working Papers 160, Economic Research Southern Africa.
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    Macro-financial linkages; house prices; credit; business cycle;
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    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • F40 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - General

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