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Reconsidering hedonic art price indexes

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  • Collins, Alan
  • Scorcu, Antonello
  • Zanola, Roberto

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Art price indexes typically rely on heavily biased samples for several reasons. A refined hedonic index is developed which explicitly addresses such concerns. An empirical illustration is then provided for Symbolist paintings appearing at auctions between 1990 and 2001.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 104 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 57-60

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:104:y:2009:i:2:p:57-60

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Keywords: Paintings Hedonic price Price index;

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  1. Esmeralda Ramalho & Joquim Ramalho, 2014. "Convenient links for the estimation of hedonic price indexes:the case of unique, infrequently traded assets," CEFAGE-UE Working Papers 2014_01, University of Evora, CEFAGE-UE (Portugal).
  2. Bocart, Fabian Y.R.P. & Hafner, Christian M., 2012. "Econometric analysis of volatile art markets," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 56(11), pages 3091-3104.
  3. Guido Candela & Massimiliano Castellani & Pierpaolo Pattitoni, 2011. "Tribal Art Market. Signs and Signals," Working Paper Series 02_11, The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, revised Feb 2012.
  4. David, Géraldine & Oosterlinck, Kim & Szafarz, Ariane, 2013. "Art market inefficiency," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 121(1), pages 23-25.
  5. Bocart, Fabian & Oosterlinck, Kim, 2011. "Discoveries of fakes: Their impact on the art market," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 113(2), pages 124-126.
  6. Erdos, Péter & Ormos, Mihály, 2010. "Random walk theory and the weak-form efficiency of the US art auction prices," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 34(5), pages 1062-1076, May.
  7. Fabian Y.R.P. Bocart & Christian M. Hafner, 2012. "Volatility of price indices for heterogeneous goods," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2012-039, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  8. Erdős, Péter & Ormos, Mihály, 2012. "Pricing of collectibles: Baedeker guidebooks," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(5), pages 1968-1978.

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