Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/90821
Authors: 
Blow, Laura
Crawford, Ian
Year of Publication: 
1999
Series/Report no.: 
IFS Working Papers W99/21
Abstract: 
This paper uses revealed preference restrictions and nonparametric statistical methods to bound a quality-constant price series for a good that changes quality over time. Unlike the more usual hedonic regression techniques for estimating quality-adjusted prices, this method does not require us to observe the changing characteristics of the good or to assume a particular functional relationship between these characteristics and quality. To place a bound on quality change using revealed preference conditions we assume that preferences are stable over time, that quality change occurs in one good or group of goods and that the direction of quality change is known.
JEL: 
C43
D11
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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