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dc.contributor.authorWang, Weizhuo
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T03:23:31Z
dc.date.available2015-12-10T03:23:31Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/6771
dc.description.abstractChina’s property prices started to pick up in 2001, where the nationwide property price index for residential building exhibited an increase of 23 percent from 2000 to 2004 (Peng et al., 2008). Cities such as Beijing and Shanghai have experienced annual land price growth rates of 20.2 percent and 23.7 per cent since 2008 (Deng et al., 2012). This rapid increase in house prices has led economists to believe that a “bubble” has formed in the Chinese housing market. If the house price bubble bursts, house prices will plummet before economic slowdown, at a faster rate than the overall economic growth, inflicting greater impacts on economic growth than any other industry (Liu, 2007). Due to the ongoing integration of China into the world markets, China’s real estate bubble burst will also slow down the global economy. This study employs the simple price-to-income model, to more sophisticated econometric models such as Vector Auto Regression (VAR) and the Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) to investigate house price bubbles in eight Chinese real estate markets (Kunming, Xian, Urumqi, Guangzhou, Changchun, Beijing, Qingdao and Nanjing) for the period 1999 to 2013. The study also estimates the relationships between macroeconomic fundamental variables and house price indices in both the short-run and long-run. The study results suggest that China’s housing markets did not experience a bubble. The fluctuation in the house price indices of the eight Chinese cities can be explained better by the macroeconomic fundamental variables (inflation, income and mortgage rates) in the long-run than in the short-run. Furthermore, the results reveal that housing markets are efficient in Kunming, Xian, Urumqi, Changchun and Beijing, but inefficient in Guangzhou.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.subjecthouse price bubbleen
dc.subjectvector autoregressionen
dc.subjectvector error correctionen
dc.subjectincomeen
dc.subjecthousing valuationen
dc.subjectprice to income ratioen
dc.titleHouse price bubble in urban China: evidence from eight Chinese citiesen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
lu.thesis.supervisorGan, Christopher
lu.thesis.supervisorLi, Zhaohua
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Financial and Business Systemsen
dc.subject.anzsrc140202 Economic Development and Growthen
dc.subject.anzsrc150403 Real Estate and Valuation Servicesen


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