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Moving window unit root test: Locating real estate price bubbles in Seoul apartment market
by Shi, Shuping, M.Sc., Singapore Management University (Singapore), 2007, 47; 1489318
Abstract (Summary)

Bubbles are characterized by rapid expansion followed by a contraction. Evans (1991) shows that stationarity tests suggested by Hamilton and Whiteman (1985) and Diba and Grossman (1988) are incapable of detecting periodically collapsing bubbles. Phillips, Wu, and Yu (2006) advanced the forward recursive unit root test which improves the power significantly in the presence of periodically collapsing bubbles. In this paper, we consider rolling window unit root test with a pre-selected optimum window. A combining use of conventional unit root test and forward recursive unit root test is suggested from the results of power comparison. Furthermore, we apply those three methods to test the existence of bubbles in Seoul apartment market and to locate the bubble period if they were present.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Yu, Jun
School: Singapore Management University (Singapore)
Department: School of Economics
School Location: Republic of Singapore
Source: MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Finance
Keywords: Conventional unit root test, Forward recursive unit root test, Housing price, Real estate bubble, Rental, South Korea
Publication Number: 1489318
ISBN: 978-1-124-50313-4
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