ME  Vol.6 No.1 , January 2015
An Analysis of the Jonsei and Purchase Prices in the Korean Housing Market
Abstract: The primary purpose of this paper is to construct and estimate an econometric model for the Jonsei-to-Purchase price ratio (JPR), and to draw implications for the development in the Korean housing market. In particular, we are interested in: a) identifying regimes across which the ratio shows markedly different dynamic behavior; and b) drawing implications from the model for the recent increases in the ratio. Estimation of the model for the period 1987:Q1-2011:Q3 confirms the presence of two different regimes: one with the zero trend in the JPR, and the other with positive trend. Furthermore, it is found that cyclical variations play nontrivial role only in the first regime, while the movements of the JPR in the other regime are mostly governed by the trend component. We also find that the cyclical deviations of the ratio from its trend are corrected, if any, by the changes in the future purchase price.
Cite this paper: Lim, G. (2015) An Analysis of the Jonsei and Purchase Prices in the Korean Housing Market. Modern Economy, 6, 81-89. doi: 10.4236/me.2015.61007.

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