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A Further Examination of Appraisal Data and the Potential Bias in Real Estate Return Indexes: "Comment and Clarification"


  • David Geltner


This comment points out a flaw in Gau and Wang's recent empirical analysis of appraisal return bias and clarifies a point in Geltner's previous article that may have misled Gau and Wang as well as others. In examining appraisal bias in returns it is important to distinguish between cross-sectional versus time-series moments. In dealing with time-series data, both the arithmetic mean and the geometric mean returns offer useful information and can complement each other in correcting for appraisal bias in the first moment of returns series. Copyright American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.

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  • David Geltner, 1991. "A Further Examination of Appraisal Data and the Potential Bias in Real Estate Return Indexes: "Comment and Clarification"," Real Estate Economics, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, vol. 19(1), pages 102-112.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:reesec:v:19:y:1991:i:1:p:102-112

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