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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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  • Collins, Alan & Scorcu, Antonello & Zanola, Roberto, 2009. "Reconsidering hedonic art price indexes," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 104(2), pages 57-60, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:104:y:2009:i:2:p:57-60
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