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General Economics guide listing relevant popular databases & journals.


A group of papers that mostly focus on determinants of housing prices in Singapore. Some focus on private property market, others on public HDB housing. Generally but not always the Hedonic pricing method (or variants) is used. Variables used include distance from MRT/bus interchange, distance from CBD, within 1-2 km of good schools, presence of shopping center, floor level, floor size, flat upgrading, opposition vs government held wards etc.



Loy, S. Y., & Ng, H. G. (1996). The determinants of housing prices in Singapore. (Dissertation/Thesis). 

Lum, S. K. (1996). Housing market dynamics in Singapore: The role of economic fundamentals and restrictive land supply. (Dissertation/Thesis), ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing. 


Andersson, D. E. (1997). Hedonic prices and center accessibility: Conceptual foundations and an empirical hedonic study of the market for condominium housing in Singapore. (Dissertation/Thesis), ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing 

Lum, S. K. (1997). Housing market dynamics in Singapore: the role of economic fundamentals and restrictive land supply. (Dissertation/Thesis), University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Mich 

Phang, S.-Y., & Wong, W.-K. (1997). Government Policies and Private Housing Prices in Singapore. Urban Studies, 34(11), 1819-1829. doi: 10.1080/0042098975268


David Ho Kim, H., & Javier Calero, C. (1999). A cointegration approach to the price dynamics of private housing. A Singapore case study. Journal of Property Investment & Finance, 17(1), 35-60. doi: 10.1108/14635789910252891


Chua, G. K., Chen, F. Y., & Chen, R. (2000). Housing prices in Singapore: trends and determinants. (Dissertation/Thesis). 


Ong, S. E. (2001). Price effect of MRT proxmity on HDB resale flats CRES Times, 1(1), 9.


Hwang, M., Quigley, J. M., University of California. Institute of, B., Economic Research.Berkeley Program on, H., & Urban, P. (2002). Price discovery in time and space: the course of condominium prices in Singapore (Vol. Working Paper W02-02.). Berkeley

Ong, S. E., & Sing, T.-F. (2002). Price Discovery between Private and Public Housing Markets. Urban Studies, 39(1), 57-67. doi: 10.1080/00420980220099069

Tiong, L. C., & Lim, B. T. (2002). Property price bubble: the role of loss aversion with evidence from the Singapore housing market. (Dissertation/Thesis). 


Ong, S. E., & Ho, K. H. D. (2003). A Constant-quality Price Index for Resale Public Housing Flats in Singapore. Urban Studies, 40(13), 2705-2729. doi: 10.1080/0042098032000146858

Tan, W. J., & Wong, W. K. (2003). The effects of school location on housing prices in Singapore: a case study. (Dissertation/Thesis). 

Tu, Y. (2003). The Macro Impacts of Public Resold Dwellings on Private Housing Prices in Singapore. Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies, 15(3), 191-207. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-940X.2003.00072.x


Edelstein, R. H., & Lum, S. K. (2004). House prices, wealth effects, and the Singapore macroeconomy. Journal of Housing Economics, 13(4), 342-367. doi: 10.1016/j.jhe.2004.09.006

Tok, L., & Liu, H. (2004). The determinants of housing prices in Singapore. (Dissertation/Thesis). 


Lee, N. J., & Ong, S. E. (2005). Upward mobility, house price volatility, and housing equity. Journal of Housing Economics, 14(2), 127-146. doi: 10.1016/j.jhe.2005.06.004


Fan, G.-Z., Ong, S. E., & Koh, H. C. (2006). Determinants of House Price: A Decision Tree Approach. Urban Studies, 43(12), 2301-2315. doi: 10.1080/00420980600990928

Joseph, T. L. O., & Sze-Teck, L. (2006). Price Discovery between Residential Land & Housing Markets. Journal of Housing Research, 15(2), 95.
Sing, T.-F., Tsai, I. C., & Chen, M.-C. (2006). Price dynamics in public and private housing markets in Singapore. Journal of Housing Economics, 15(4), 305-320. doi: 10.1016/j.jhe.2006.09.006


Jingbo, S., Loo Lee, S., Kim, H., & David, H. (2007). The Cyclical Association of Residential Housing Price and Consumption. Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, 13(3), 219.

Zhou, Q. I. N. (2007). Predicting house prices for Singapore condominium resale market : A comparison of two models. (Dissertation/Thesis). 


Wong, W. K. (2008). Parental Valuation of Priority Admission in Elementary Schools: The Effects of Academic Reputation and Choices. Working Paper. Department of Economics. National University of Singapore. 


Tu, Y., & Ong, S. E. (2009). Turnovers and housing price dynamics: evidence from Singapore condominium market. The journal of real estate finance and economics, 38(3), 254-274. doi: 10.1007/s11146-008-9155-x


Sue, E. D., & Wong, W.-K. (2010). The political economy of housing prices: Hedonic pricing with regression discontinuity. Journal of Housing Economics, 19(2), 133-144.


Chew Kuo, T. (2011). Forward-looking Behaviour In Singapore's Private Housing Market: The Impact of The North-East Transit Line On The Housing Price Gradient. (Dissertation/Thesis). 

Tan, B. H., & Pan, J. (2011). Political economy of housing prices: evidence from the 2011 Singapore General Elections. (Dissertation/Thesis). 

Zhuo, J., & Shandre Mugan, T. (2011). The dynamics of exchange rate and housing prices in Singapore. (Dissertation/Thesis). 


Deng, Y., & McMillen, D. P. (2012). Private residential price indices in Singapore: a matching approach. Regional science & urban economics, 42(3), 485-494. doi: 10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2011.06.004

Ooi, J. T. L., & Thao , T. T. L. (2012). New Supply and Price Dynamics in the Singapore Housing Market. Urban Studies, 49(7), 1435-1451. doi: 10.1177/0042098011415718

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The following search in FindMore@NUSL gives you a good overview of what is out there. Many of the academic exercises (hard copy only) may be relevant.

In addition, you may want to search the following sources for material not covered in FindMore@NUSL. Keywords to use include

  • Housing prices
  • Hedonic pricing