Housing Price, Credit, and Output Cycles: How Domestic and External Shocks Impact Lithuania’s Credit

A new IMF working paper by Iacovos Ioannou says that:

“Lithuania’s current credit cycle highlights the strong link between housing prices and credit. We explore this relationship in more detail by analyzing the main features of credit, housing price, and output cycles in Baltic and Nordic countries during 1995–2017. We find a high degree of synchronization between Lithuania’s credit and housing price cycles. Panel regressions show a strong correlation between a credit upturn and housing price upturn. Moreover, panel VAR suggests that shocks in housing prices, credit, and output within and
outside Lithuania strongly impact Lithuania’s credit.”

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Labels: Global Housing Watch


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