Investment analysis, price formation and neglected firms: Does real estate make a difference?

This paper examines the relation between information-gathering activities and price formation when the gatherers are small in number. Two measures of information asymmetry are estimated to test the cross-sectional effect of investment-analyst attention on price formation. The analysis contrasts firms that invest predominately in real estate assets to those that do not. Unlike most studies of the competition among information gatherers, the results in this paper indicate that liquidity worsens with increasing investment-analyst attention. These findings provide further evidence that information deficiency is an important economic trait, although real estate securities may suffer less from neglect than from asset-specific information asymmetry.


Monetary policy trilemma, inflation targeting and global financial crisis
Gulsen, Eda; Özmen, Erdal (Wiley, 2020-04-01)
We empirically investigate the validity of the monetary policy trilemma postulation for emerging market (EME) and advanced (AE) economies under different exchange rate and monetary policy regimes before and after the recent global financial crisis (GFC). Consistent with the dilemma proposition, domestic interest rates are determined by global financial conditions and the FED rate even under floating exchange rate regimes (ERR) in the long-run. The impact of the FED rates is higher in EME than AE and EME are...
Information Producers and Valuation: Evidence from Real Estate Markets
Downs, David H.; Güner, Zehra Nuray (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2012-01-01)
This paper examines valuation and its relation to information production by licensed appraisers across real estate markets. The testable implications are discussed for either a peer monitoring or a crowding out effect in the data. The empirical model is estimated with data for all 50 US states and DC covering the sample period from 1999 to 2008. While analysis is primarily cross-sectional and not causal, the evidence is consistent with theory stating that the minimum quality associated with residential lice...
Financial development and energy consumption in emerging markets: Smooth structural shifts and causal linkages
Durusu-Ciftci, Dilek; Soytaş, Uğur; NAZLIOĞLU, ŞABAN (Elsevier BV, 2020-03-01)
This study examines the dynamic interrelationships among financial development, energy consumption, and economic growth in emerging markets by focusing on accounting for structural changes in causal linkages. We first employ the Toda-Yamamoto causality framework and then augment it with a Fourier approximation which captures structural shifts as a gradual/smooth process. The empirical findings show that taking into account gradual structural shifts matters for the causal linkages between financial developme...
Macroeconomic variables and the housing market in Turkey
Sarı, Ramazan; AYDIN, Bahadir (Informa UK Limited, 2007-09-01)
This paper investigates the relation between housing starts and macroeconomic variables in Turkey from 1961 to 2000. The generalized variance decomposition approach is used to examine relations between housing market activity and prices, interest rates, output, money stock, and employment. In contrast to previous findings for developed countries, our results indicate that the monetary aggregate has a relatively more important and substantial effect on housing investment than does employment. Generally speak...
Nonlinear models, composite longer leading indicator and forecasts for UK real GDP
Ocal, N (Informa UK Limited, 2006-05-20)
This paper examines the role of the Office for National Statistics Composite Longer Leading Indicator, in nonlinear business cycle models for growth rates of UK real gross domestic product (GDP). These models are of the smooth transition regression class, with the transition between "regimes'' expressed as functions of lagged changes in the leading indicator. In general, evidence is found of business cycle regime asymmetries, with increases and decreases in the leading indicator implying distinct responses ...
Citation Formats
D. Downs and Z. N. Güner, “Investment analysis, price formation and neglected firms: Does real estate make a difference?,” REAL ESTATE ECONOMICS, pp. 549–579, 2000, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: