Bootstrapping a Hedonic Price Index: Experience from Used Cars Data
AbstractEvery hedonic price index is an estimate of an unknown economic parameter. It depends, in practice, on one or more random samples of prices and characteristics of a certain good. Bootstrap resampling methods provide a tool for quantifying sampling errors. Following some general reflections on hedonic elementary price indices, this paper proposes a case-based, a model-based, and a wild bootstrap approach for estimating confidence intervals for hedonic price indices. Empirical results are obtained for a data set on used cars in Switzerland. A simple and an enhanced adaptive semi-logarithmic model are fit to monthly samples, and bootstrap confidence intervals are estimated for Jevons-type hedonic elementary price indices.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Quantitative Economics, University of Freiburg/Fribourg Switzerland in its series DQE Working Papers with number 4.
Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 22 Jul 2005
Date of revision: 20 Jan 2007
Publication status: Published in AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis, 2007, vol. 91, no. 1, pp. 77-92.
hedonic regression; hedonic price indices; bootstrap methods; wild bootstrap; confidence intervals; used cars;
Other versions of this item:
- Michael Beer, 2007. "Bootstrapping a hedonic price index: experience from used cars data," AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis, Springer, vol. 91(1), pages 77-92, March.
- C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
- C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
- E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
- L62 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Automobiles; Other Transportation Equipment
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2005-09-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-ECM-2005-09-11 (Econometrics)
- NEP-MIC-2005-09-11 (Microeconomics)
- NEP-RES-2005-09-11 (Resource Economics)
- NEP-URE-2005-09-11 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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