Monetary Policy and Housing Prices Dynamics in India


  • M. Waseem NAIKOO Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University)
  • Arshid H. PEER Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University)
  • Farhan AHMED Aligarh Muslim University
  • M. ISHTIAQ Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University)



Monetary policy, Interest rate, Housing Price, ARDL


This study attempts to examine the relationship between monetary policy and housing prices in India. We use monthly data from January 2009 to December 2018 of four variables-Housing Price Index (HPI), Real Effective Exchange Rate (REER),Gross Domestic Price (GDP), and interest rate for our estimations using the Autoregressive Distributive Lag (ARDL) Model. The results from the study show that the impact of monetary policy on housing prices is significant only on lag three; however, the coefficient is very small. The results from the ARDL model are also supported by the variance decomposition of housing price. The variance decomposition of housing prices highlights that monetary policy explains around 13 percent of the variation in housing prices over a period of ten months. Further, the accumulated impulse response function reveals that with one-unit shock to interest rate results in a -0.000875 unit change in housing price. The study stipulates that, since conventional monetary policy has a modest impact on housing prices, therefore, it is insignificant for addressing the problems of real estate in India



How to Cite

NAIKOO, M. W. ., PEER, A. H. ., AHMED, F. ., & ISHTIAQ, M. . (2021). Monetary Policy and Housing Prices Dynamics in India. Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics, 14(27), 47-61.