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A Quality-Adjusted Price Index for Personal Computers

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  • Nelson, Randy A
  • Tanguay, Tim L
  • Patterson, Christopher D

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This study estimates quality-adjusted price indexes for personal computers. Three separate hedonic models are estimated using data from 1,841 personal computers over the period 1984-91. In addition to the traditional linear model, a nonlinear model is developed and estimated. The nonlinear model is parsimonious in parameters, allows time-varying attribute prices, and can be estimated using a pooled data set. The results indicate that nominal quality-adjusted prices of mail-order firms declined at an average annual rate of 24.62 percent; quality-adjusted prices of major manufacturers declined at a slower rate.

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Article provided by American Statistical Association in its journal Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.

Volume (Year): 12 (1994)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 23-31

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Handle: RePEc:bes:jnlbes:v:12:y:1994:i:1:p:23-31

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  2. Ludwig von Auer & Mark Trede, 2014. "Markets with Technological Progress: Pricing Quality, and Novelty," CQE Working Papers 3014, Center for Quantitative Economics (CQE), University of Muenster.
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  10. Terry Baker, 1997. "Quality-adjusted price indexes for portable computers," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(9), pages 1115-1123.
  11. Moch, Dietmar, 2001. "Price indices for information and communication technology industries: an application to the German PC market," ZEW Discussion Papers 01-20, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
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  16. Andrés Maroto-Sanchez, 2010. "Growth and productivity in the service sector: The state of the art," Working Papers 07/10, Instituto Universitario de Análisis Económico y Social.

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