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Negative house price co-movements and US recessions

Charlotte Christiansen, Jonas Eriksen () and Stig V. Møller

Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2019, vol. 77, issue C, 382-394

Abstract: We investigate the relation between large negative house price co-movements in the cross-section of US cities and the national business cycle. The occurrences of large negative house price co-movements across cities cluster over time and these clusters are closely linked to NBER recession dates. A simple co-movement measure that aggregates large negative city-level house price returns reliably predicts future recession periods. Weighting cities according to population or GDP when constructing the negative co-movement variable yields the largest forecasting power, indicating that larger cities that contribute more to the national GDP are more influential in terms of correctly signalling future recessions. Moreover, large negative house price co-movements contribute above and beyond traditional recession predictors, suggesting an important role for city-level housing information as an early warning indicator.

Keywords: Housing; Business cycles; Negative returns; Co-movements (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E32 E44 G01 R10 R30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2019.06.007

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