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Frontiers of Economics in China

ISSN 1673-3444

ISSN 1673-3568(Online)

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Front. Econ. China    2015, Vol. 10 Issue (1) : 137-167
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Spatial-Temporal Changes of Housing Bubbles in China’s Major Cities: 1999 to 2012
Huayi Yu()
School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China
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Existing literature is characterized by certain deficiencies in measuring housing bubbles in China. By extending the analytical framework of Black et al. (2006) to a spatial panel VAR structure, this paper measures housing bubbles in China’s 35 major cities from 1999Q2 to 2012Q3 and analyzes the spatial-temporal changes of the housing bubbles in these cities. Results indicate that 1) changes to housing bubbles in most cities highly correspond with changes in the main real estate policies of the country and 2) housing bubbles in eastern developed cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, and Ningbo, have been relatively large in recent years although the average housing bubble is not very serious over the 35 major cities. Through the Kernel Density Function and local indicators of spatial autocorrelation analysis, this paper finds that housing bubbles are concentrated in several eastern developed cities. Based on empirical analysis, this paper proposes policy recommendations on inhibiting the expansion and diffusion of housing bubbles.

Keywords China’s 35 major cities      housing bubbles      spatial-temporal changes      LISA analysis      Kernel Density Function     
Issue Date: 23 March 2015
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Huayi Yu. Spatial-Temporal Changes of Housing Bubbles in China’s Major Cities: 1999 to 2012[J]. Front. Econ. China, 2015, 10(1): 137-167.
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