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A Daily Frequency Inflation Measure and its Information Content on Forecasts, Salomão Quadros, Vagner Ardeo and Paulo Picchetti (Fundação Getulio Vargas) (PDF file 561 KB)
A Note on Concept and Measurement of Property Price Indices, Bert M. Balk (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University) (PDF file 104 KB)
Accounting for the Difference between the CPI and Personal Consumption Expenditure Deflator, Harchaoui / Hume / Withington (PDF file 157 KB)
Addressing the Formula Effect Gap Between the UK’s two Primary Measures of Consumer Price Inflation, Derek Bird (Office for National Statistics) (PDF file 190 KB)
Addressing the New Goods Problem in the Consumer Price Index, Lane (PDF file 174 KB)
A Framework for the accuracy dimension of data quality of price statistics, Neideck (PDF file 127 KB)
Aggregate Indices and Their Corresponding Elementary Indices, Jens Mehrhoff (Deutsche Bundesbank) (PDF file 1.3MB)
Alternative estimates of price change for private transportation, Schultz (PDF file 265 KB)
An Almost Ideal Hedonic Price Index for Televisions, de Haan, van der Grient (PDF file 201 KB)
An Alternative Collection Method and Its Impact on Accuracy, Reliability and Efficiency of the CPI Program: The case of automobile insurance in Canada, Chaffe / Ezzaouali / Lequain (PDF file 57 KB)
An Empirical Illustration of Index Construction Using Israeli Data on Vegetables, W. Erwin Diewert (The University of British Columbia) (PDF file 259 KB)
An evaluation of the use of hedonic regressions for basic components of consumer price indices, Silver (PDF file 19 KB)
An exploration of alternative treatments of owner-occupied housing in a CPI, Woolford (PDF file 168 KB)
An Index Number Formula Problem: the Aggregation of Broadly Comparable Items, Mick Silver (IMF) (PDF file 136 KB)
A note on Cost-of-Living Indexes, Subsidized Commodities and Income Dependent Prices, Klevmarken (PDF file 648 KB)
An overview of experimental U.S. Consumer Price Indexes, Moulton, Stewart (PDF file 67 KB)
An overview of research on potential uses of scanner data in the U. S. CPI, Bradley, Cook, Leaver, Moulton (PDF file 75 KB)
Applying the index family concept in practice - tracing price changes through the retail sector, Powell (PDF file 221 KB)
A Pragmatic Approach to the Selection of Appropriate Index Formulae, Woolford (PDF file 73 KB)
A Proposal for a new system of aggregation in the Swedish Consumer Price Index, Dalén (PDF file 159 KB)
A robust measure of core inflation in New Zealand, 1949-96, Roger (PDF file 181 KB)
A statistical interpretation of CPI comparability, Dalén (PDF file 434 KB)
Automization in the CPI, Quality Assurance and EFQM, Finkel (PDF file 197 KB )
A Study on Scanner Data in the Swedish Consumer Price Index. Norberg
Approaches to measuring telecommunications services for the CPI. Frost
A progress report on ABS investigations into FISM in National Accounts, Consumer Price Index and Balance of Payments. Kluth
A comparison of the SPAR and a stratified-model house price indices. Jónsdóttir
An assessment of New Zealand's unofficial SPAR and stratified house price measures . Krsinich
Alternative Approaches to Measuring House Price Inflation. Diewert
An Examination of the Differences between the Cobb-Douglas Price Index and the Geometric Lowe Price Index. Armknecht
Aggregate Properties of Two-Staged Price Indices. Mehrhoff
An Econometric Approach to the Construction of Complete Panels of Purchasing Power Parities: Analytical Properties and Empirical Results. Prasada Rao


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Beyond matched pairs and Griliches-type hedonic methods for controlling quality changes in CPI sub-indices: Mathematical considerations and empirical examples on the use of linear and non-linear models with time-dependent quality parameters, Vartia, Koskimäki (PDF file 303 KB )
Bias in the Compilation of Consumer Price Indices when Different Models of an Item Coexist, Silver (PDF file 126 KB)
BIS Working papers No. 339 Measuring disagreement in UK consumer and central bank inflation forecasts . Moessner

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Chained, exact and superlative hedonic price changes: estimates from micro data, Ioannides, Silver (PDF file 113 KB )
Choice of Price Index Formulae at the Micro-Aggregation Level: The Canadian Empirical Evidence, Bohdan, Schultz (PDF file 167 KB )
Clearing out the sales: Removing a downward bias in a clothing and footwear index, Patrick Kelly, Lee Everts (Statistics South Africa) (PDF file 60 KB)
Clothing: The Use of Class Mean Imputation in the Swiss CPI - Analysis and Impact on the Results, Sandrine Roh and Corinne Becker Vermeulen (Swiss Statistics) (PDF file 0.99 MB)
COL Indexes and Inflation Indexes, Hill (Room Document) (PDF file 37 KB)
Combining Classification and Hedonic Quality adjustment in Constructing a House Price Index, Koev (PDF file 662 KB)
Commercial Property Price Indexes for Tokyo, Chihiro Shimizu, W. Erwin Diewert, Kiyohiko G. Nishimura and Tsutomu Watanabe (Reitaku University) (PDF file 264 KB)
Commercial Property Price Indices in Denmark, Jakob Holmgaard (Statistics Denmark) (PDF file 160 KB)
Commercial Property Prices: What Should Be Measured?, Sebastian Keiler (Deutsche Bundesbank) (PDF file 159 KB)
Comparative changes in Average Price and Price Index: Two case studies, Saglio (PDF file 1090 KB)
Comparing inflation between United states and Europe using the methods of the European Union’s Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, Lane, Schmidt (PDF file 175 KB)
Comparison of different sources for CPI weights: Consumers bar-code cash receipts vs supermarkets scanning data, Guðnason (PDF file 19 KB)
Comparison of Hedonic Method and Matched Models Using Scanner Data: The Case of PCs, TVs, and Digital Cameras, Okamoto, Sato (PDF file 204 KB)
Comparison of Hedonic Indices Compiled using Different Types of Weights, Okamoto (PDF file 315 KB)
Comparison of Variance Estimators for the Consumer Price Index, Norberg (PDF file 386 KB)
Concepts and Terminology for International Comparisons of Prices and Real Incomes, Prasada Rao (University of Queensland) and Bert M. Balk (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University) (PDF file 182 KB)
Constraining Macro Effects of the Use of Different Methods at the Basic Level in the Project to Harmonise Consumer Price Indices in the European Union, Sellwood (PDF file 804 KB)
Constraining unwarranted variations in sampling and quality adjustment practices in the construction of CPI elementary aggregates, Sellwood (PDF file 44.6 KB)
Construction of Panels of Real Incomes at Current and Constant Prices: An Econometric Approach, Prasada Rao, Alicia Rambaldi and Howard Doran (University of Queensland) (PDF file 1.14 MB)
Construction of Price Indexes and Exploration of Biases Using Scanner Data, Jain, Abello (PDF file 331 KB) (Room document)
Consumer journals and hedonics: a puzzle Blades, (PDF file 35 KB)
Consumer Price Index: Retrospective Superlative Index and Impact of Alternative Housing Weights, Nimmo / Pike (PDF file 267 KB)
Consumer price indexes for telecommunication services based on a sample of customer bills: Summary of progress, Vassiliou (PDF file 97 KB) (Room Document)
Consumer Price Indexes for Telecommunication Services in Italy: Work in Progress, Mostacci, Zanolini, Montella (PDF file 267 KB)
Consumer Price Indices: Purposes and definitions, A useful general approach to the construction of the indices and some measures of the divergences between them, Biggeri (PDF file 115 KB)
Core inflation measures produced in New Zealand, Daniel Griffiths (Statistics New Zealand) (PDF file 279 KB)
Cost of Living Indexes for Germany, Christian Breuer (PDF file 113 KB)
Costing mobile telephone calls: the use of constrained user profiles, Fenwick (PDF file 113 KB)
CPI and Household Income Expenditure under deflationary trend, Shimizu (PDF file 215 KB)
CPI Terminology. First draft which has not yet been discussed with Eurostat, Turvey (PDF file 17 KB)
Current Swedish Discussion on Housing in the CPI, Ribe (PDF file 586 KB)
Constructing High Frequency Price Indexes Using Scanner Data. Melser
Comparing Quality Adjustment Methods: A Case Study for Televisions in Japan. Hiro
Can Dissimilarity Indexes Resolve the Issue of when to Chain Price Indexes? . Ivancic
Consumer Price Index Statistics: Some Lessons from Pacific Small Island States. Nyasulu




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Designing a CPI in a developing country. Some experiences, Jörgen Dalén (Jörgen Dalén Statistical Consulting) (PDF file 266 KB)
Developing a Definitive Measure of House Prices in the UK, Joni Karanka, Robert O'Neill, Natalie Weaden, Ria Sanderson, Christopher Jenkins and Derek Bird (Office for National Statistics) (PDF file 1.37MB)
Developing a Residential Property Price Index (RPPI) for Canada: Approach, Risks and Challenges, Annie De Champlain, Heidi Ertl, Gaétan Garneau, Sara Guay, Marllena Ifrim, Klaus Kostenbauer and Jennifer Withington (Statistics Canada) (PDF file 203 KB)
Developing Commercial Property Price Indicators, Paolo Passerine (Eurostat) (PDF file 350 KB)
Different Approaches to the Treatment of Seasonal Products: Tests on the Israeli CPI, Finkel / Rakhmilevich / Roshal (PDF file 363 KB)
Direct and indirect Time Dummy Approaches to Hedonic Price Measurement, de Haan (PDF file 234 KB)
Discussion of the Smith paper, Walter Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia) (Room Document) (PDF file 56 KB)
Dish-washers and PCs in the French CPI: hedonic modeling, from design to practice, Lacroix, Bascher (PDF file 126 KB)
Divisia Indexes and the Representative Consumer Problem, Reinsdorf (PDF file 189 KB)
Do the Poor Pay More, Store by Store?, Kurtzon / McClelland (PDF file 116 KB)
Do Unit Value Export, Import, and Terms of Trade Indices Represent or Misrepresent Price Indices?, Silver (PDF file 159 KB)
Draft resolution on Consumer Price Indices, ILO (PDF file 201 KB)
Drawing a Sample from Scanner Data to Use in the Danish CPI, Nina Gustafsson (Statistics Denmark) (PDF file 594 KB)
Dealing with bias in the Norwegian superlative price index of food and non-alcoholic beverages. Johansen

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ECB Progress towards a European Commercial Property Price Index, Andrew Kanutin (European Central Bank) (PDF file 634 KB)
E-commerce and consumer behaviour, Lowe (PDF file 174 KB)
E-commerce and Data Capture Opportunities for Price Indexes, Woolford (PDF file 221 KB)
E-commerce in the Israeli CPI, Yiftach, Finkel (PDF file 218 KB)
Effects of Using Various Macro-index Formulae in Longitudinal Price and Volume Comparisons, Canadian Empirical Studies, Schultz (PDF file 69 KB)
Elementary Indexes for a Consumer Price Index,Triplet (PDF file 134 KB)
Eliminating Chain Drift in Price Indexes Based on Scanner Data, Jan de Haan, Heymerik van der Grient (Statistics Netherlands) (PDF file 407 KB)
Estimating and Smoothing Appraisal-Based Commercial Real-Estate Performance Indexes, Paulo Picchetti (Fundação Getulio Vargas) (PDF file 212 KB)
Estimation of the coffee price index using scanner data: simulation of official practices, de Haan, Opperdoes (PDF file 53 KB)
Estimation of the coffee price index using scanner data: the choice of the micro index, de Haan, Opperdoes (PDF file 103 KB)
Estimation of the potential bias of the French C.P.I. due to the annual linking of intermediary aggregates, Poinat (PDF file 84 KB)
Ethical price indices: the case for a cost of consumption index, David Fenwick (Office for National Statistics) (PDF file 82 KB)
Expenditure weight updates and measured inflation, Greenlees (PDF file 51 KB)
Experimental Price Indexes for Financial Services, Woolford (PDF file 827 KB)
Experiments with Swedish scanner data, Dalén (PDF file 34 KB)
Experimental use of hedonics for new cars in the Danish HICP. Birger Larsen

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Family of indices - estimating the impact of government measures on the HICP for the euro area and the EU, Wirtz, Branchi (PDF file 237 KB)
Fashion and Consumer Price Index, Guédès (PDF file 89 KB)
Financial service prices - discusses the incorporation of financial services into a CPI, Fixler (PDF file 446 KB)
Financial services (credit services) in the New Zealand CPI, Stott (PDF file 66 KB)
Financial Services in Swedish Price Indices, Ribe (PDF file 227 KB)
Financial Services in the Consumer Price Index, Woolford (PDF file 154 KB)
From Mkhukhus to Mansions: The problem of heterogeneous housing types for the South African CPI. Everts

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Generalised Fisher Price Indexes and the Use of Scanner Data in the CPI, de Haan (PDF file 200 KB)
Geometric Indexes and Substitution Bias in the CPI, Marcel van Kints (Australian Bureau of Statistics) (PDF file 656 KB)
Group Specific Inflation Rates for Austrian Households, Fritzer / Glatzer (PDF file 373 KB)
Games of chance and HICP. Ylä-Jarkko

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Hardware, software, network effects - what's the price for using computers?, Linz (PDF file 291 KB)
Harmonization in the European Union: a review of some technical issues, Sellwood, Astin (PDF file 95 KB)
Hedonic Approach for House Rents in Japan, Makoto Shimizu (Statistics Bureau) (PDF file 166 KB)
Hedonic Imputation versus Time Dummy Hedonic Indexes, Diewert / Heravi / Silver (PDF file 191 KB)
Hedonic method is practicable in CPI compilation, Kinnunen (PDF file 68 KB)
Hedonic Price Indexes: A Comparison of Imputation, Time Dummy and Other Approaches, de Haan (Room Document) (PDF file 202 KB)
Hedonic Price-Rent Ratios, User Cost and Departures from Equilibrium in the Housing Market, Robert J. Hill and Iqbal A. Syed (University of Graz) (PDF file 353 KB)
Hedonic quality adjustments for non-comparable items for consumer price indices, Ioannides, Silver, Haworth (PDF file 85 KB)
Hedonic regressions: a consumer theory approach, Diewert (PDF file 209 KB)
Hedonic Regressions: A Review of Some Unresolved Issues, Diewert (PDF file 340 KB)
Hedonic regressions - a transaction economy, Manninen (PDF file 348 KB)
Household production, consumption and CPIs, Hill (PDF file 176 KB)
House Price Indexes at Statistics Canada: Practices and Research, Prud'homme / Erdur (PDF file 166 KB)
House Prices and Rents in Tokyo: A Comparison of Repeat-Sales and Hedonic Measures, Chihiro Shimizu (Reitaku University), Kiyohiko G. Nishimura (Bank of Japan) and Tsutomu Watanabe (Hitotsubashi University) (PDF file 391 KB)
House prices in a Swedish CPI perspective, Martin Ribe (SCB) (Room Document) (PDF file 175KB)
Housing Price Statistics in Finland: Monthly Prices of Dwellings, Regional Division in Housing Price Statistics and Usage of Administrative Data, Tomi Martikainen and Petteri Rautaporras (Statistics Finland) (PDF file 298 KB)
How do we measure inflation? Some measurement problems, Guðnason (PDF file 287 KB)
How to Reflect Quality Change in the CPI: The Case of Korea, Lee (PDF file 45 KB)
House Prices at Different Stages of the Buying/Selling Process. Shimizu
How Much Rent Do I Pay Myself? / Methods of Estimating the Value of Imputed Rental for the Weights of the South African CPI, Patrick Kelly and Lee Everts (Statistics South Africa) (PDF file 102 KB)

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Improved methods for the evaluation of the composition and quantity of household goods, Guðnason (PDF file 38 KB)
Improvements to the Food at Home, Shelter and Prescription Drug Indexes in the U.S. Consumer Price Index, Armknecht, Stewart (PDF file 1143 KB)
Improving Quality Adjustment in Practice, Sellwood (PDF file 197 KB)
Improving the efficiency of the U.S. CPI, Armknecht (PDF file 145 KB)
IInter-Area Price Levels: An experimental approach, Aten / Lane (presented by Walter Lane, BLS) (PDF file 155 KB)
In search of new approaches to the problem of quality adjustment in CPI, Sellwood (PDF file 78 KB)
Incorporating Geospatial Data into House Price Indexes: A hedonic Imputation Approach with Splines, Robert J. Hill and Michael Scholz (University of Graz) (PDF file 253 KB)
Inflation measurement in the UK, Haworth, Wall (PDF file 76 KB)
Insurance and quality adjustment: excess and option-cost method, Viglino (PDF file 160 KB)
Internet retail channels in Price Indices: the challenges involved in including non-traditional retailers in the UK Retail Prices Index, Fenwick, Brueton (PDF file 242 KB)
Introducing the Chained Consumer Price Index, Greenlees, Cage, Jackman (PDF file 957 KB)
Is Inflation Heterogeneously Distributed Among Income Groups?, Jens Mehrhoff (Deutsche Bundesbank), Claus Christian Breuer (University of Duisburg-Essen) (PDF file 922 KB)
Issues on the Use of Scanner Data in the CPI, Muhanad Sammar, Anders Norberg and Can Tongur (Statistics Sweden) (PDF file 157 KB)
Item & outlet replacements and quality adjustment, Turvey (PDF file 78 KB)
Item selection and quality change in the Canadian CPI, Lowe (PDF file 162 KB)
Impact of the Price-Updating Weights Procedure on the Canadian Consumer Price Index. Huang

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Lowe and Cobb-Douglas CPIs and their substitution bias, Bert M. Balk (Statistics Netherlands and Erasmus University) (PDF file 153 KB)
Life Cycle Pricing and the Measurement of Inflation. Melser

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Market Liberalisation in the Austrian CPI/HICP, Haschka (PDF file 87 KB)
Market prices, house price indices and flow of services methods, Guonason (PDF file 148 KB)
Measures of core inflation in Switzerland: An evaluation of alternative calculation methods for monetary policy, Marco Huwiler (PDF file 23 KB)
Measuring and Interpreting core inflation: evidence from Italy, Luigi Biggeri (ISTAT), Tiziana Laureti (University of Naples), Federico Polidoro (ISTAT) (PDF file 685 KB)
Measuring Dynamic Inflation in Brazil, Vagner Laerte Ardeo and Angelo Polydoro (Fundação Getulio Vargas) (PDF file 568 KB)
Measuring House Price Movements: methods, issues and some recent experiences in the Australian Context, Neideck / Olczyk (PDF file 149 KB)
Measuring prices for telecommunication services in Austria (PDF file 154 KB)
Measuring the price change of mobile phone services: an arduous task, Magnien (PDF file 283 KB)
Methodologies of Compiling Consumer Price Indices, 2012 ILO Survey of Country Practices, Valentina Stoevska (ILO, Department of Statistics) (PDF file 785 KB)
Methodology for constructing a price index for mobile-telephony services, Lacroix (PDF file 176 KB)
Midpoint-year Basket Index as a Practical Approximation to Superlative Index, Okamoto (PDF file 133 KB)
Misconceptions about Consumer Price Indexes: the U.S. Experience, John Greenlees, Robert McClelland (Bureau of Labor Statistics) (PDF file 70 KB)
Mobile Phone Services in Thailand Consumer Price Index, Orapin, Puntumeka (PDF file 84 KB)
Months versus Years, Turvey (PDF file 41 KB)
Multi-Dimensional Product Differentiation for Service Bundles, Gupta (Room document) (PDF file 169 KB)
Multipurpose Price Statistics, Roberto Barcellan (Eurostat) (PDF file 911 KB)
Measuring the Price Movements of Used Cars and Residential Rents in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index. Krsnich
Measuring Local House Price Movements in Israel And Estimating Price Elasticity. Sayag
Methodological aspects and empirical evidence in the use of administrative souces to estimate price dynamics in external trade. Anitori


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New outlets & new products, Turvey (PDF file 80 KB)
New Outlets Bias in the CPI: A Look at Recent Evidence, Greenlees / McClelland (PDF file 125 KB)
New Zealand 2006 and 2008 Consumers Price Index Reviews: Price Updating, Chris Pike, Ben Nimmo and Ludeth Mariposa (Statistics New Zealand) (Room Document) (PDF file 317 KB)
New Zealand 2006 CPI Review: Price Updating, Pike (Room document) (PDF file 218 KB)
New Zealand consumers price index: retrospective superlative index time series, Katrina Lindsay, Ricky Ho and Chris Pike (Statistics New Zealand) (Room Document) (PDF file 188 KB)
A Note on Long run analytical CPI series that avoid discontinuities on rebasing, Zieschang / Silver (PDF file 59 KB)
Note on selected difficult areas of consumer price indices, Sandberg (PDF file 236 KB)
Note on the practices in the field of insurance, financial services and public price policies in the Icelandic CPI, Guðnason (PDF file 22 KB)
Notes on GEKS and RGEKS indices - Comments on a Method to GenerateTransitive Indices, Peter von der Lippe (Universität Duisburg-Essen) (PDF file 1.38 MB)
Non-linear Pricing and Price Indexes: Evidence and Implications from Scanner Data. Fox
New Zealand Consumers Price Index - an empirical analysis of the frequency and level of weight updates. Ho


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On Curing the CPI's Substitution and New Goods Bias, Balk (PDF file 216 KB)
On the First Step in the Calculation of a Consumer Price Index, Balk (PDF file 648 KB)
On the statistical objective of a Laspeyres’ price index, Dalén (PDF file 108 KB)
On the treatment of newly significant goods and services in the HICP: the cases of electricity markets, e-commerce and mobile telephony, Makaronidis (PDF file 153 KB)
On the use of hedonic methods in the CPI: an application to consumer durables and apparel, Lacroix, Bascher (PDF file 110 KB)
On the Use of Unit Value Indices as Consumer Price Subindices, Balk (PDF file 55 KB)
Ordinal Utility and the Conceptual Basis of Cost-of-Living Indexes: How History Can Inform Contemporary Debates, Thomas Stapleford (University of Notre Dame) (PDF file 142 KB)
Ottawa Group quality database (OGQD), Guðnason (PDF file 14 KB)
Outlet Sampling Method on the 1997 National Survey of Prices, Sato (PDF file 38 KB)
Overhauling the South African CPI: 2005-2009, Kelly (Room document) (PDF file 46 KB)
Owner occupied housing in the Norwegian CPI, Johannessen (PDF file 206 KB)
Owner-Occupied Housing in the Norwegian HICP, Ingvild Johansen, Ragnhild Nygaard (Statistics Norway) (Room Document) (PDF file 120 KB)
On the RGEKS price index formula for scanner data. Ribe
Outcome of the Consumer Price Index Review (2010). Cullen


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Personal Inflation: Perceptions And Experiences, Fenwick / O'Donoghue / Powell
Post-Laspeyres: The Case for a New Formula for Compiling Consumer Price Indexes, Paul Armknecht and Mick Silver (IMF) (PDF file 495 KB)
Price index numbers of complementary goods, De Boo, Van Tuinen, van Rijn (PDF file 126 KB)
Price Indexes for Elementary Aggregates: The Sampling Approach, Balk (PDF file 248 KB)
Price Indices for Financial Services, Zieschang, Fixler (PDF file 133 KB)
Price Indices for Telecommunication Services in the Israeli CPI, Merav Oren, Finkel (PDF file 126 KB)
Pricing some complex products for the CPI needs (based on the Polish practice), Gluchowska (PDF file 155 KB)
Price Setting during Low and High Inflation: Evidence from Mexico, Gagnon
Price Indexes from Scanner Data: A comparison of different methods. Krsinich
Problems of Operationalizing the Concept of a Cost-of-Living Index, Peter von der Lippe and Claus C. Breuer (Universität Duisburg-Essen) (PDF file 356 KB)
Product Downsizing and Hidden Price Increases: Evidence from Japan's Deflationary Period, Satoshi Imai, Chihiro Shimizu and Tsutomu Watanabe (Statistics Bureau of Japan) (PDF file 212 KB)
Progress report on the implications of using supermarkets' scanner data in the CPI. Yang

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Quality Adjustment in CPIs – A Personal View, Astin (PDF file 26 KB)
Quality adjustment in the Swedish price index for clothing, Norberg (PDF file 1000 KB)
Quality Adjustment, Sample Rotation and CPI practice: An Experiment, Heravi, Silver (PDF file 162 KB)
Quality adjustments and capital goods, Sandberg (PDF file 49 KB)
Quality assurance of the Swiss consumer price index, Becker Vermeulen (PDF file 287 KB)
Quality Change a Statistical Approach, Sellwood (PDF file 122 KB)
Quality Change in Services Producer Price Indexes, André Loranger with updates by Mary Beth Garneau (Statistics Canada) (PDF file 215 KB)
Quality-corrected price indexes of new passenger cars in the Netherlands, 1990-1999, Bode, Van Dalen (PDF file 189 KB)

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Re-calculation of the Danish CPI 1996-2006, Hansen (PDF file 91 KB)
Recent developments in the UK Retail Prices Index: Quality management, Haworth, Beaven, Fenwick (PDF file 150 KB)
Reconciliation of consumer price index trends with corresponding trends in average prices for quasi-homogeneous goods using scanning data, Hawkes (PDF file 121 KB)
Reconsideration of Weighting and Updating Procedures in the US CPI, John S. Greenlees, Elliot Williams (BLS) (PDF file 158 KB)
Rent Levels in The Norwegian Rental Market, Ragnhild Nygaard (Statistics Norway) (PDF file 162 KB)
Rents in Switzerland: sampling and quality adjustment, Corinne Becker Vermeulen and Hans Markus Herren (FSO) (Room Document) (PDF file 128 KB)
Replacements, Quality Adjustments and Sales Prices, Jörgen Dalén (Consultant) and Oxana Tarassiouk (Statistics Sweden) (PDF file 261 KB)
Research on Improved Quality Adjustment in the CPI: The Case of Televisions, Moulton, Lafleur, Moses (PDF file 137 KB)
Residential Property Price Indexes for Tokyo W. Erwin Diewert and Chihiro Shimizu (University of British Columbia) (PDF file 501 KB)
Residential Rents and Price Rigidity: Micro Structure an Macro Consequences, Chihiro Shimizu (Reitaku University), Kiyohiko Nishimura (Bank of Japan), Tsutomu Watanabe (Hitotsubashi University) (Room Document) (PDF file 222 KB)
Retail Trade Margins Price Indexes, Woolford (Room document) (PDF file 436 KB)
Retrospective Approximations of Superlative Price Indexes for Years where Expenditure Data is Unavailable, Jan de Haan (Statistics Netherlands), Bert M. Balk (Erasmus University and Statistics Netherlands), Carsten Boldsen Hansen (UNECE) (PDF file 109 KB)
Retrospective Price Indices and Substitution Bias, W. Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia), Marco Huwiler, Ulrich Kohli (Swiss National Bank) (PDF file 71 KB)
Residential Property Price Indices (RPPI)

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Sample Design for Goods and Services Components of the Canadian CPI, , Isabelle Marchand (Statistics Canada) (PDF file 645 KB)
Sampling and Data Capture Issues in CPI Construction, Haworth (PDF file 1554 KB)
Sampling in Consumer Price Indices: what role for scanner data?, Silver, Ball, Fenwick, Morgan (PDF file 232 KB)
Scanner Data and the Treatment of Quality Change in Rolling Year GEKS Price Indexes, Frances Krsinich and Jan de Haan (Statistics New Zealand and Statistics Netherlands) (PDF file 971 KB)
Scanner data and quality adjustment, Patrick Sillard, Isabelle Léonard and Gaëtan Varlet (Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques) (PDF file 826 KB)
Scanner Data, Time Aggregation and the Construction of Price Indexes, Lorraine Ivancic, Kevin J.Fox (University of New South Wales) and W. Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia) (PDF file 767 KB)
Seasonal commodities, high inflation and index number theory, Diewert (PDF file 646 KB)
Segmented Markets and CPI Elementary Classifications, Koskimäki, Ylä-Jarkko (PDF file 274 KB)
Selected difficult areas in the Finnish CPI, Weckström-Eno (PDF file 168 KB)
Sensitivity Analyses for Harmonising European Consumer Price Indices, Dalén (PDF file 1041 KB)
Short-term Movements of the RY-GEKS Price Index; Is the Failure of the Identity Test Really a Problem?, Claude Lamboray (Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, Luxembourg) (PDF file 422 KB)
Should a CPI attempt to hold all risk factors constant in pricing non-life insurance services, Beelen (PDF file 203 KB)
Should the Cost-of-Living Index Provide the Conceptual Framework for a Consumer Price Index?, Triplett (PDF file 145 KB)
Simple Methods of Explicit QA for Services in Complex Pricing Schemes, Haschka (PDF file 209 KB)
Simple User Cost and Rentals, Guðnason (PDF file 162 KB)
Some Empirical Experiments with CES Functions, Opperdoes (PDF file 211 KB)
Some observations on quality adjustment in the Netherlands, Hoven (PDF file 119 KB)
Status and Updating of the CPI Manual, Stoevska (PDF file 20 KB)
Supplementary Handbooks to the ILO CPI Manual: Handbook of Practical Issues on CPI Construction Confronted by Developing Countries, Fenwick (PDF file 101 KB)
Swedish CPI practices for difficult areas with a note on CPI Subindexes for services with income-dependent fees , Dalén (PDF file 240 KB)
Swiss CPI: Initial Experience with the new Medicine Price Index, Röthlisberger (PDF file 93 KB)
Scanner Data Price Indexes: The "Dutch Method" versus Rolling Year GEKS. Van Der Grient
Sampling general-insurance policies for the CPI. Frost
Statistical Target and Sample Design Simulations for Consumer Price Sub-Indices. Gregorio
Seasonal adjustment of harmonised indices of consumer prices - main findings of an ECB task force. Eiglsperger



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Telecommunications Indexes in the U.S. Consumer Price Index, Lane, Fixler, Greenlees (PDF file 164 KB)
Telecommunications services in the CPI - a quantity approach, Guðnason (PDF file 150 KB)
Telecommunications Indices in the Japanese CPI, Shimizu (PDF file 66 KB)
Televisions: Quality changes and scanner data, Lowe (PDF file 74 KB)
The algebraic interpretation of consistency in aggregation and quasilinear index numbers, Pursiainen (PDF file 413 KB)
The Bortkiewicz Decomposition: A Useful Tool To Perform Quality Assurance for the CPI Basket Update, O’Donnell / Mathieu Lequain (Room document) (PDF file 353 KB)
The CIA (consistency in aggregation) approach - A new economic approach to elementary indices, Jens Mehrhoff (Deutsche Bundesbank) (PDF file 2.94 MB)
The construction of price indexes for deposit and loan facilities, Frost (PDF file 75 KB)
The Consumer Price Index, Wynne / Sigalla
The consumer price index and income escalation, Balk (PDF file 482 KB)
The Consumer Price Index and Index Number Purpose, Diewert (PDF file 390 KB)
The Consumer Price Index Development Project in Israel: An Integrated Approach, Finkel, Givol (PDF file 25 KB)
The CPI purpose and definition - the Australasian Debate, Stott (PDF file 103 KB)
The difference between hedonic imputation indexes and time dummy hedonic indexes for desktop pcs, de Haan
The Difference between the Consumers Price Index and the Household Consumption Expenditure ­ Implicit Price Deflator: A Preliminary Analysis, Liyange (Room document) (PDF file 280 KB)
The Econometric Foundations of Hedonic Elementary Price Indices, Hans Wolfgang Brachinger, Michael Beer (University of Fribourg) (Room Document) (PDF file 535 KB)
The effect of House Market downturn on House Price Index, Rósmundur Guðnason, Guðrún R. Jónsdóttir, Lára G. Jónasdóttir (Statistics Iceland) (PDF file 261 KB)
The Effects of the Quality Adjustment Method on Price Indices for Digital Cameras, Manninen (PDF file 440 KB)
The Euro Area Inflation Flash Estimate Procedure, Pedro Martins Ferreira and Luca Gramaglia (Eurostat) (PDF file 483 KB)
The European Union harmonized indices of consumer prices (HICP), Astin (PDF file 31 KB)
The German Consumer Price Index for Telecommunication Services: A User Profile Approach for Mobile Telephony and Internet Access, Beuerlein (PDF file 126 KB)
The harmonisation of quality adjustment practices in the European Union, Sellwood (PDF file 12 KB)
The impact of choice of base month on the relative performance of different formulae used for aggregation of Consumer Price Index data at an elementary aggregate level, Fenwick (PDF file 43 KB)
The impact of Financial Crises on the CPI, Rosmundur Guðnason, Guðrún R. Jónsdóttir (Statistics Iceland) (PDF file 92 KB)
The Impact of Sample Design on the Performance of the Sample Geometric Mean and Related Issues, Fenwick (PDF file 72 KB)
The Measurement of Quality-Adjusted Price Changes, Silver (PDF file 113 KB)
The Methodological Guide for Developing Producer Price Indices for Services, Issues and Challenges, Anne-Sophie Fraisse (OECD) (PDF file 185 KB)
The Missing Links: Better Measures of Inflation and Inflation Expectations in Canada, Gregor W. Smith (Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario) (Room Document) (PDF file 270 KB)
The New Chilean CPI, Meneses / Jara / Ruiz / Hintze / Videla-Hintze / Schkolnik (PDF file 47 KB)
The New Chilean CPI, Alviz et al (Room document) (PDF file 129 KB)
The Ottawa Group after Ten Meetings: Future Priorities, Diewert (PDF file 79 KB)
The Paris OECD-IMF Workshop on Real Estate Price Indexes: Conclusions and Future Directions, Diewert (PDF file159 KB)
The Present Situation of E-Commerce and a Pilot Survey on E-Commerce, Nitta, Okamoto (PDF file 144 KB)
The Quality Adjustment Matrix: a novel and strategic approach to the quality measurement issue and the application of methods for the a priori identification of those items in a Consumer Price Index where hedonic quality adjustment can be used to best effect, Fenwick, Ball and Beaven (PDF file 40 KB)
The Statistics New Zealand and SSB Consumers Price Indexes: A Comparison, Griffiths / Johannessen (PDF file 645 KB)
The Treatment of Owner Occupied Housing and Other Durables in a Consumer Price Index, Diewert (PDF file 478 KB)
The Treatment of Quality Changes in the German Consumer Price Index, Hoffmann (PDF file 121 KB)
The Treatment of Seasonal Breaks in the Seasonal Adjustment of Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices, Matthias Diermeier and Martin Eiglsperger (European Central Bank) (PDF file 215 KB)
The type and extent of quality change adjustments in the Canadian CPI, Lowe (PDF file 985 KB)
The Use of Hedonic Regressions to Handle Quality Change: The Experience in the U.S. CPI, Greenlees, Fortuna, Lane, Fixler (PDF file 73 KB)
The use of the regression approach to quality change for durables in Canada, Lowe (PDF file 65 KB)
The Use of Scanner Data in Reconciling Time-series (Consumer Price Index) and Geographic (Place-to-Place) Price Comparisons, Hawkes (PDF file 94 KB)
The Use of Weights in Hedonic Regressions: the measurement of Quality-Adjusted Price Changes, Silver (PDF file 258 KB)
Three kinds of monthly CPI, Turvey (PDF file 67 KB)
Time dummy hedonic index as a specific case of Törnqvist index, de Haan (PDF file 253 KB)
Treatment of changes in product quality in consumer price indices, Schultz (PDF file 968 KB)
Trends in Internet Access Prices in Canada, Yu (PDF file 235 KB)
True Cost of Living Indexes, Turvey (PDF file 54 KB)
The Measurement of Banking Services in the System of National Accounts. Diewert
The debate on hedonic price measurement - a never ending story?. Linz
The Index Theory of the German Energy Regulation Agency, What is the price of an energy transmission network? or How to construct a PPI by combining price indices of inputs?. Von Der Lippe
The treatment of internet purchases in Consumer price statistics, Harmonising their treatment in the HICP. Walschots
The Effect of Hedonic Modelling and Index Weights on Hedonic Imputation Indices. Rambaldi
The index for retired elderly households . Maruyama


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UK RPI: A cost of living index or an inflation indicator?, Haworth (PDF file 1397 KB)
Unit Value Bias Reconsidered, Peter Von Der Lippe (University of Duisburg-Essen) (PDF file 211 KB)
Use of cash register data, Guðnason, Snorrason (PDF file 22 KB)
User-cost Approach to the Estimation of Price Change for Private Transportation, Experimental study in the spirit of the Cost-of-Living Index, Schultz (PDF file 104 KB)
Using Hedonic Pricing for the German House Price Index, Linz, Behrmann (PDF file 328 KB)
Using the Rolling Year Time-Product Dummy Method for Quality Adjustment in the Case of Unobserved Characteristics, Frances Krsinich (Statistics New Zealand) (PDF file 340 KB)
Using scanner data to explore unit value indexes, Caddy, Jain (PDF file 268 KB) (Room document)
Using the Two Stage Approach to Price Index Aggregation, Aravindan Jayantha and Lewis Conn (Australian Bureau of Statistics) (PDF file 458 KB)
Utilities Adjustment for Owners’ Equivalent Rent, Verbrugge (PDF file 333 KB)
Understanding Price Variation Across Stores and Supermarket Chains: Some Implications for CPI Aggregation Methods. Ivancic

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Various CPI Aggregation Schemes: Empirical Study of Israeli Data, Finkel / Roshal (PDF file 385 KB)
Vector based price index, Wusan Xi (PDF file 291 KB)

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Weighting of Outlets and Regions – the German Weighting System, Stefan Linz (DESTATIS) (Room Document) (PDF file 281 KB)
Weights in the CPI/HICP and in Seasonally Adjusted Series, Jan Walschots (Statistics Netherlands) (PDF file 262 KB)
Weights in the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices: Selected aspects from a user's perspective, Martin Eiglsperger, Daniela Schackis (European Central Bank) (PDF file 88 KB)
What is the Monetary Union price index?, Dalén (PDF file 31 KB)
Why Price Index Number Formulae Differ: Economic Theory and Evidence on Price Dispersion, Silver, Heravi (PDF file 383 KB)
Why elementary price index number formulas differ - price dispersion and product heterogeneity, Silver (PDF file 223 KB)
Why Country House Price Indices May Differ. Silver
Weighting elementary prices in Consumer Price Index (CPI) construction using spacial autocorrelation. Larraz