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Group of Experts on Consumer Price Indices

26 - 28 May 2014


ECE/CES/GE.22/2014 /...

Document TitleDocumentsPresentations
Programme of the meeting PDFPDF
Report of the meetingPDFPDFPDF
Workshops 26 May
Workshop 1. Elementary price indices
Workshop 2. Core inflation measurement
Workshop 3. Quality Management
Workshop 4. Scanner data
Workshop 5. Higher-level index formulas
Workshop 6. Quality adjustment
Workshop 7. Seasonal products
Workshop 8. The Price Index Processor Software, PIPS
Plenary sessions 27-28 May
Session 1. Reports from the workshops
Session 2. Update of the 2004 CPI Manual
Issues Paper on a possible update of the 2004 CPI Manual, prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Price Statistics (IWGPS). Carsten Boldsen, UNECEPDFPDFPDFPDF
Session 3: Methodological issues I

Treatment of seasonal products and CPI volatility. Oguz Atuk, Mustafa Utku Ozmen, and Orhun Sevinc, Central Bank of Republic of Turkey

An Empirical Illustration of Index Construction using Israeli Data on Vegetables, Erwin Diewert, University of British Columbia, CanadaPDFPDF
Will the real inflation rate please stand up–overlooked “quirks” of a favoured chain-linking technique. Dr Jens Mehrhoff, Deutsche Bundesbank, GermanyPDF
Session 4: Methodological issues II
The FEWS index: fixed-effects with a window-splice non-revisable quality-adjusted price indexes with no characteristic information. Frances Krsinich, Statistics New Zealand PDFPDF
Private Label Brands versus National Brands: Some Implications for the Construction of the CPI. Satoshi Imai, Statistics Bureau of Japan, and Tsutomu Watanabe, University of TokyoPDF
Estimating daily inflation using scanner data:a Progress Report.Tsutomu Watanabe, University of Tokyo, and Kota Watanabe, Chuo University and University of Tokyo, JapanPDFPDF
Room document
Experiences in calculating the consumer price index in Azerbaijan. The State Committee on Statistics of the Republic of Azerbaijan PDFPDFPDF
Session 5: Price collection methods
Collecting clothing data from the internet. Leon Willenborg, Robert Griffioen, Jan de Haan and Karlijn Bakker, Statistics NetherlandsPDFPDF
Exploiting new technologies and new data sources – the opportunities and challenges associated with scanner data. David Fenwick, International Expert, the United KingdomPDFPDF
Sampling Selection Bias in Consumer Price Indices. Kristina Strandberg and Anders Norberg, Statistics SwedenPDFPDF
Session 6: Difficult to measure products and services
Mobile Phone Service Computing Methodology. Rafael Gaona Lopez, INEGI, Mexico PDFPDF
Methodological approaches to recording certain types of services in the consumer price index in Belarus. Ekaterina Grikhanova, National Statistical Committee of the Republic of BelarusPDFPDF
Alternative Approaches to Commercial Property Price Indexes for Tokyo. Erwin Diewert, University of British Columbia, Canada, and Chihiro Shimizu, Reitaku University, JapanPDFPDF
Session 7: Management
Statistics Canada’s Consumer Price Index Enhancement Initiative (CPI EI). Haig McCarrell, Statistics CanadaPDF
Quality management. Patrick Kelly, Statistics South AfricaPDFPDF
High quality official statistics – benchmarking as an integral part of a quality management system. David Fenwick, International Expert, the United KingdomPDFPDF