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Measuring the Effect of the Real Estate Bubble: a House Price Index for Bilbao


  • Bárcena Ruiz, María Jesús
  • Menéndez, Patricia
  • Palacios, María Blanca
  • Tusell Palmer, Fernando Jorge


A spatio-temporal model is proposed aimed at producing an index of housing prices. A hedonic model with geographically varying coefficients is coupled with a non parametric estimation of the trend, whence a price index is derived.

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  • Bárcena Ruiz, María Jesús & Menéndez, Patricia & Palacios, María Blanca & Tusell Palmer, Fernando Jorge, 2011. "Measuring the Effect of the Real Estate Bubble: a House Price Index for Bilbao," BILTOKI 2011-07, Universidad del País Vasco - Departamento de Economía Aplicada III (Econometría y Estadística).
  • Handle: RePEc:ehu:biltok:5463

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    1. Widłak, Marta & Waszczuk, Joanna & Olszewski, Krzysztof, 2014. "Spatial and hedonic analysis of house price dynamics in Warsaw," MPRA Paper 60479, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. M. Bárcena & P. Menéndez & M. Palacios & F. Tusell, 2014. "Alleviating the effect of collinearity in geographically weighted regression," Journal of Geographical Systems, Springer, vol. 16(4), pages 441-466, October.

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    house prices; price index; GWR; geographically weighted regression;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access
    • R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand

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