Regional Relationships in New Housing Prices in Colombia

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Hernán Enríquez Sierra
Jacobo Campo Robledo
Antonio Avendaño Arosemena

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Housing prices, market integration, regional prices, VAR model, Colombia

Abstract

This study examines the regional relationships in the price of new housing in seven major cities in Colombia during the period 1999 Q2 to 2013 Q3 using time series statistical techniques.  We show that while regional prices tend to converge in the long run, there is no evidence that price shocks in the capital (Bogotá) diffuse to other cities.  We do find evidence that prices in some smaller cities are affected by prices in neighboring cities.

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