A Simple Repeat Sales House Price Index: Comparative Properties Under Alternative Data Generation Processes
AbstractWe propose a new method to estimate a repeat-sales house price index. Our unbalanced panel method employs an OLS panel regression to estimate the (log) house price as a function of time fixed effects and house-specific fixed effects. Comparisons are made across three repeat-sales methods using actual data, and using simulated data with both stationary and non-stationary relative price innovations. The unbalanced panel method comprehensively utilises all sale information on a house rather than splitting sales into distinct pairs. It is the simplest of the methods to implement, and possesses superior properties to the other two methods under a wide range of data generation processes.
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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2010
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Repeat-Sales; House Price Index; Case Shiller; Unbalanced Panel;
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- NEP-ECM-2010-10-09 (Econometrics)
- NEP-URE-2010-10-09 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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