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Investigating Regional House Price Convergence in the United States: Evidence from a Pair-Wise Approach

Mark Holmes (), Jesus Otero () and Theodore Panagiotidis ()

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Abstract: In this paper we examine long-run house price convergence across US states using a novel econometric approach advocated by Pesaran (2007) and Pesaran et al. (2009). Our empirical modelling strategy employs a probabilistic test statistic for convergence based on the percentage of unit root rejections among all state house price differentials. Using a sieve bootstrap procedure, we construct confidence intervals and find evidence in favour of convergence. We also conclude that speed of adjustment towards long-run equilibrium is inversely related to distance.

Keywords: Panel data; cross-section dependence; pair-wise approach; house prices; convergence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C2 C3 R1 R2 R3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2011-07
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