Housing vacancy and rental adjustment: Evidence from Hong Kong

R Y C Tse, B D MacGregor

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    Abstract

    The traditional rental adjustment equation is flawed in that the equilibrium paths for the adjustment of rents and vacancy rates cannot hold simultaneously over time. This paper suggests a two-equation model of rental adjustments based on adaptive expectations rather than the single-equation model presented in the traditional literature, and provides empirical tests. Annual data from the housing market in Hong Kong during the 1980-96 period are consistent with the adjustment equation. The results also show that the rate of change of real rents is neutral with respect to inflation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1769-1782
    Number of pages14
    JournalUrban Studies
    Volume36
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

    Keywords

    • PRICE
    • MARKET
    • INFLATION
    • BEHAVIOR
    • TAXES
    • LAND

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