A comparative analysis of Scottish property rents

White, M., Mackay, D. and Gibb, K. (2000) A comparative analysis of Scottish property rents. Journal of Property Investment and Finance, 18(3), pp. 332-351. (doi: 10.1108/14635780010338326)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14635780010338326


This paper uses time series econometric techniques to model regional property rents in order to build a picture of the distinctiveness and commonality of the Scottish property sector. Data used comes from a series stretching from 1970-1998 and allows Scotland’s market performance (in terms of rents) in each of the three main property sectors to be benchmarked against a selective comparison of other UK regions. In doing so, we pay particular attention to the statistical properties of the time series used, applying tests of data stationarity and cointegration to develop a reduced form model of rents comprising both demand and supply-side variables. The paper develops a predictive approach to property rents based on the autoregressive moving average (ARMA) methodology. Initial within-sample predictive power is reasonably high. The implications of our results for a better understanding of the Scottish property market, as well as the more general modelling, are sketched out.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gibb, Professor Ken and Mackay, Professor Daniel
Authors: White, M., Mackay, D., and Gibb, K.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Public Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Property Investment and Finance
ISSN (Online):1470-2002

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