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Residential Property Price Indexes for Tokyo

  • Diewert, Erwin
  • Shimizu, Chihiro

The paper uses hedonic regression techniques in order to decompose the price of a house into land and structure components using real estate sales data for Tokyo. In order to get sensible results, a nonlinear regression model using data that covered multiple time periods was used. Collinearity between the amount of land and structure in each residential property leads to inaccurate estimates for the land and structure value of a property. This collinearity problem was solved by using exogenous information on the rate of growth of construction costs in Tokyo in order to get useful constant quality subindexes for the price of land and structures separately.

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Paper provided by Vancouver School of Economics in its series Economics working papers with number erwin_diewert-2013-16.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: 11 Apr 2013
Date of revision: 11 Apr 2013
Handle: RePEc:ubc:bricol:erwin_diewert-2013-16
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