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On the macroeconomic determinants of the housing market in Greece: a VECM approach

Theodore Panagiotidis and Panagiotis Printzis ()
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Panagiotis Printzis: University of Macedonia

International Economics and Economic Policy, 2016, vol. 13, issue 3, No 5, 387-409

Abstract: Abstract This study examines the role of the housing market in the Greek economy. We review the literature and assess the interdependence between the housing price index and its macroeconomic determinants within a VECM framework. An equilibrium relationship exists and in the long run the retail sector and mortgage loans emerge as the most important variables for housing. The dynamic analysis shows that the mortgage loans followed by retail trade are the variables with the most explanatory power for the variation of the houses price index.

Keywords: Housing market; Greece; VECM; Impulse response function; Granger causality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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