House price synchronization across the US states: The role of structural oil shocks
This paper analyzes the impact of disentangled oil shocks on the synchronization in housing price movements across all the US states plus DC. Using a Bayesian dynamic factor model, the house price movements are decomposed into national, regional, and state-specific factors. We then study the impact of oil-specific supply and demand, inventory accumulation, and global demand shocks on the national factor using linear and nonlinear local projection methods. The impulse response analyses suggest that oil-specific supply and consumption demand shocks are most important in driving the national factor. Moreover, as observed from the regime-specific local projection model, these two shocks are found to have a relatively stronger impact in a bearish rather than a bullish national housing market. Our results have important policy implications.
North American Journal of Economics and Finance
Sheng, Xin; Marfatia, Hardik A.; Gupta, Rangan; and Ji, Qiang, "House price synchronization across the US states: The role of structural oil shocks" (2021). Economics Faculty Publications. 61.