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Three Cycles: Housing, Credit, and Real Activity

Author/Editor: Igan, Deniz | Kabundi, Alain N. | Nadal-De Simone, Francisco | Pinheiro, Marcelo | Tamirisa, Natalia T.
Authorized for Distribution: October 1, 2009
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Summary: We examine the characteristics and comovement of cycles in house prices, credit, real activity and interest rates in advanced economies during the past 25 years, using a dynamic generalized factor model. House price cycles generally lead credit and business cycles over the long term, while in the short to medium term the relationship varies across countries. Interest rates tend to lag other cycles at all time horizons. While global factors are important, the U.S. business cycle, house price cycle and interest rate cycle generally lead the respective cycles in other countries over all time horizons, while the U.S. credit cycle leads mainly over the long term.
 
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Series: Working Paper No. 09/231
Subject(s): Bank credit | Business cycles | Credit demand | Cross country analysis | Developed countries | Economic growth | Economic models | Household credit | Housing prices | Interest rates | Time series
Author's keyword(s): Macro-financial linkages | house prices | credit | business cycle
 
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    Published:   October 1, 2009        
            Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA2009231   Pages:   32
    Price:   US$18.00 (Academic Rate: US$18.00 )
       
     
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