The impact of macroeconomic factors on the house prices during liberalisation

The impact of macroeconomic factors on the house prices during liberalisation. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 54 (2). pp. 1-12. ISSN 2716–6058 (2020)


The objective of the research is to investigate the impact of macroeconomic variables on the prices of different house
types during liberalisation. This research examines the long term relationship between the respective house prices and
the macroeconomic variables of interest rate, house supply, and the amount of loan approved. The methods used in
this research are the Johansen Cointegration Test and VECM co-integration analysis based on Malaysian data over
1999-2012. The findings suggest that the prices of house were cointegrated regardless of the type. A higher degree
of liberalisation has led to an increase of house prices. The impact, however was on the terrace, semi-detached, and
high-rise houses, rather on the price of detached houses/bungalows. The policy makers may need to relook into the
policy of opening up the property sector to foreigners, as the finding suggest that it has had an impact on potential
local terrace buyers, who are largely low- and middle-income earners.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: House prices, Johansen test, Liberalisation, Macroeconomics, Real estate, Fixed assets
Taxonomy: By Subject > Business & Management > Economics
By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Estate Management
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Business & Management
Depositing User: Eza Eliana Abdul Wahid
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 23:36
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 08:26
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