1. bookVolume 38 (2022): Issue 1 (March 2022)
    Special Issue on Price Indices in Official Statistics
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Rolling-Time-Dummy House Price Indexes: Window Length, Linking and Options for Dealing with Low Transaction Volume

Published Online: 29 Mar 2022
Volume & Issue: Volume 38 (2022) - Issue 1 (March 2022)<br/>Special Issue on Price Indices in Official Statistics
Page range: 127 - 151
Received: 01 Jul 2020
Accepted: 01 May 2021
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2001-7367
First Published
01 Oct 2013
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Rolling-time-dummy (RTD) is a hedonic method used by a number of countries to compute their official house price indexes (HPIs). The RTD method requires less data and is more adaptable than other hedonic methods, which makes it well suited for computing higher frequency HPIs (e.g., monthly or weekly). In this article, we address three key issues relating to RTD. First, we develop a method for determining the optimal length of the rolling window. Second, we consider variants on the standard way of linking the current period with earlier periods, and show how the optimal linking method can be determined. Third, we propose three ways of modifying the RTD method to make it more robust to periods of low transaction volume. These modifications could prove useful for countries using the RTD method in their official HPIs.

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