Swedish Housing Prices and its Determinants: An Empirical Investigation on Housing Prices between 1990 and 2014
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis examines the Swedish housing market between 1990 and 2014. The authors have evaluated the development in House Price Index and conducted tests to investigate what have driven the prices up towards the end of the time frame. A number of variables have been selected to conduct a Johansen Cointegration test followed by a Vector Error Correction Model. Data gathered for this thesis was from large Swedish institutions and the tests were conducted on national level. It is concluded that all variables are cointegrated in the long-run and the variable causing the greatest shift in House Price Index is Number of Dwellings. After the tests it is clear that the housing shortage is the major drive to push the prices up. Further, it is concluded that the variable that affects House Price Index second most is GDP. The thesis is concluded by a recommendation from the authors to focus on construction of new dwellings and to strive towards growth in the economy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 40 p.
House Price Index, Household Debt, Cointegration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-30232ISRN: JU-IHH-FÖA-2-20160196OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-30232DiVA: diva2:933289
Subject / course
IHH, Business Administration