Economics at your fingertips  

Real-time warning signs of emerging and collapsing Chinese house price bubbles

Xi Chen and Michael Funke

No 27/2012, BOFIT Discussion Papers from Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition

Abstract: The recent increase in Chinese house prices has led to concerns that China is vulnerable to asset price shocks. In this paper, we apply recently developed recursive unit root tests to spot the beginning and the end of potential speculative bubbles in Chinese house price cycles. Overall, we find that except for 2009-2010 actual house prices are not significantly disconnected from fundamentals. Thus, the evidence for speculative house price bubbles in China is in general weak. Keywords: house prices, China, speculative bubbles, recursive unit root tests JEL-Classification: C15, G01, G12, R31

JEL-codes: C15 G01 G12 R31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-11-13
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Published in Published in The National Institute Economic Review, February 2013, 223 (1), pp. 39-48

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Real-Time Warning Signs of Emerging and Collapsing Chinese House Price Bubbles (2013) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in BOFIT Discussion Papers from Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition Bank of Finland, BOFIT, P.O. Box 160, FI-00101 Helsinki, Finland. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Minna Nyman ().

Page updated 2021-04-14
Handle: RePEc:bof:bofitp:2012_027