Housing market activity and macroeconomic variables: an analysis of Turkish dwelling market under new mortgage system


HEPŞEN A., HEPŞEN A.

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, vol.38, no.1, pp.38-46, 2009 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-46
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The primary purpose of this paper is to examine dynamic causal relationships between housing market activity (construction permits for private use) and six determinants, including consumer price index (CPI), monetary aggregate (M2), interest rate (IR), industrial production index (IPI), real estate investment trusts' indices (REITIX) and volume of mortgage loans (ML), in Turkish dwelling market under new mortgage system. Granger causality tests, impulse response functions and variance decomposition models are utilized for the period 2002 to 2007.