This paper reviews articles about the housing market in China. These articles originateentirely from Chinese core journals in the fields of real estate and relevant economicdisciplines during the time period 2000-2006. We classify the approximately 200 articles intosix main groups: land, institutions, price, finance, policy, market.The first group of articles mainly deals with issues such as the nexus between the value of realestate assets and national wealth, the land reserve system, and the implications for landpolicies for the housing market.The articles treated in the second group concern institutions: housing allocation from in-kindprovision to monetary measures, economically affordable housing, public housing system,housing security, housing subsidies, and housing ownership reform.The issues explored in the third group are related to prices: fluctuation mechanism of housingprice, the relation between housing price and land price, proper price-to-income ratio ofhousing, and housing price factors.The fourth group of articles is about finance: mortgage loan risk, bubbles in real estate market,financial risks in real estate, and housing finance system, and those in the fifth group aboutpolicy: policies in recent years, housing tax, monetary policies, the effect of housing policies,and main macro-control policies.Finally, the sixth group covers the functioning of the market are described: malfunction ofreal estate market versus governmental economic roles, the circle of the real estate market,housing demand and supply, and the vacancy rate of housing. In addition, several case studiesare discussed, concerned with Beijing, Shanghai and the like.Availability of data, applied methodologies and conclusions are examples of thecharacteristics presented for each of the six groups. The material surveyed is very rich andprobably useful to the western researchers analysing housing markets.
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