The multi-market analysis of a housing price transmission model Academic Article uri icon


  • In this article, we examine dynamic relationships among housing prices from four first-tier cities in China from December 2000 to May 2010 and present an equilibrium model of housing price in multi-markets. By explicitly incorporating and modelling endogenous price series in competing housing markets, our empirical model is able to capture the existence of long-run equilibrium relationships and important short-run dynamics and price structures such as price leadership, price transmission lag and asymmetric price responses. Such multi-market analysis has generalized implications and can easily be applied to analyse the pricing dynamics among other real estate markets in the world. Our major contribution lies in two aspects. First, we employ an Error-Correction Model (ECM) with Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAG) to study the price dynamics in the four largest and key housing markets in China. Second, we uncover a price transmission among these housing markets in China and provide an insightful understanding of price adjustment across markets. The revealed effective price transmission and high correlation among these different markets actually is not a good thing for a stable financial system and for the defence against price bubbles in the housing market. 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

published proceedings

  • Applied Economics

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Yang, J., Liu, H., & Leatham, D. J.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Yang, Juan||Liu, Huawei||Leatham, David J

publication date

  • September 2013