Ottawa Group

International Working Group On Price Indices

Welcome to the
International working group on price indices
Formed in 1994 the Ottawa Group is a forum for specialists to share their experiences and discuss research on crucial problems of measuring price change.

Latest meeting
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
08-10 May 2019
Meeting 16, hosted by Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV)

About us
The focus of the Group is on applied research, particularly in the area of consumer price indices. The Group examines advantages and disadvantages of various concepts, methods and procedures in the context of realistic operational environments, supported by concrete examples whenever possible. Participants are specialists and practitioners who work for, or are advisers to, statistical agencies in different countries or international organizations. The Group meets about every 2 years.

This website hosts all papers that have been presented at Ottawa Group meetings providing a resource for price statisticians. These papers are available in the Papers link on the left hand navigator by author, title and organisation or via the Meetings link. Further resources on price indices can be found in the IWGPS: Consumer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice (2004).

Recent News
The Ottawa Group last met in Rio de Janeiro, on 08 May 2019 for the 16th Meeting. This meeting was hosted by Getulio Vargas Foundation and considered topics on:
  • New data sources to compile price indices
  • Pricing seasonal products
  • Compiling housing price indices
  • Index number formulae
  • Quality adjustment
  • Other topics

Next meeting
Rome, Italy
09-11 June 2021
To be Jointly hosted by Italian statistical Institute (Istat) and Italian central bank (Bank of Italy).
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