All Rights Reserved
AccessEcon LLC 2006, 2008.
Powered by MinhViet JSC

Torben Klarl
''The nexus between housing and GDP re-visited: A wavelet coherence view on housing and GDP for the U.S.''
( 2016, Vol. 36 No.2 )
Does the U.S. housing market lead the U.S. GDP? This paper contributes to this ongoing debate but is different from its predecessors: Using continuous wavelets and U.S. quarterly data between 1991 and 2014, the paper finds evidence of a significant time-varying lead-lag relationship between GDP and house prices. In particular, the main findings are: First, we show that housing leads the business cycle only in times of the recent economic crisis but does not significantly contribute to growth during time of expansion. Second, we find that housing shocks are predominantly short-lived during the times of the recent economic crisis.
Keywords: Business cycles, housing, wavelets
JEL: E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: General (includes Measurement and Data)
Manuscript Received : Apr 08 2015 Manuscript Accepted : Apr 14 2016

  This abstract has been downloaded 1265 times                The Full PDF of this paper has been downloaded 152487 times