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Return To Wine: A Comparison Of The Hedonic, Repeat Sales And Hybrid Approaches

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  • JAMES J. FOGARTY
  • CALLUM JONES

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Comparisons between the return to wine and standard financial assets are complicated in that the return to wine must be estimated from infrequent sales of heterogeneous wine brands. Wine returns can be estimated using several different approaches, and here the performance of the hedonic approach, repeat sales approach, and hybrid approach are compared using 14,102 auction sale observations for Australian wine over the period 1988 to 2000. For the data set considered the results show that the hybrid approach provides the most efficient estimates, and that the repeat sales approach provides significantly higher total return estimates than the other two approaches. The portfolio diversification benefit attributed to holding wine is then shown to vary with estimation method.
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  • James J. Fogarty & Callum Jones, 2011. "Return To Wine: A Comparison Of The Hedonic, Repeat Sales And Hybrid Approaches," Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 50(4), pages 147-156, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ausecp:v:50:y:2011:i:4:p:147-156
    DOI: j.1467-8454.2011.00416.x
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    1. Fogarty, James Joseph & Sadler, Rohan, 2012. "To Save or Savour: A Review of Wine Investment," Working Papers 139663, University of Western Australia, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
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    3. Esmeralda A. Ramalho & Joaquim J.S. Ramalho, 2014. "Convenient links for the estimation of hedonic price indexes: the case of unique, infrequently traded assets," Statistica Neerlandica, Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research, vol. 68(2), pages 91-117, May.
    4. Ma, Chunbo & Polyakov, Maksym & Pandit, Ram, 2015. "Solar Capitalization in Western Australian Property Market," Working Papers 199230, University of Western Australia, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

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    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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