How to Better Measure Hedonic Residential Property Price Indexes

Author/Editor:

Mick Silver

Publication Date:

November 8, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Hedonic regressions are used for property price index measurement to control for changes in the quality-mix of properties transacted. The paper consolidates the hedonic time dummy approach, characteristics approach, and imputation approaches. A practical hedonic methodology is proposed that (i) is weighted at a basic level; (ii) has a new (quasi-) superlative form and thus mitigates substitution bias; (iii) is suitable for sparse data in thin markets; and (iv) only requires the periodic estimation of hedonic regressions for reference periods and is not subject to the vagrancies of misspecification and estimation issues.

Series:

Working Paper No. 16/213

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 8, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475552249/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2016213

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

89

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