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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
Document Title Documents Presentations
Workshops 26 May
Workshop 1. Elementary price indices
Consumer Price Statistics in the UK, by W. Erwin Diewert PDF

The CIA (Conistency in Aggregation) method approach, by Jens Mehroff PDF

Background papers:

Answers to Questions Arising from the RPI Consultation, by W. Erwin Diewert PDF

Is the Carli index flawed?: assessing the case for the new retail price index RPIJ, by Peter Levell PDF

Workshop 2. Core inflation measurement
Core inflation measurement - Agenda PDF

Core Inflation Measurement, by Mick Silver (IMF)

Core Inflation: Measurement and Statistical Issues in Choosing Among Alternative Measures, by Mick Silver (IMF) PDF

Reconsidering the Role of Food Prices in
Inflation, by James P. Walsh (IMF)

Methodological approaches to measuring core inflation in the CIS countries, CISStat PDF
Methodology for Core Inflation Calculation, by Olga Kalabukha (Ukraine)

Core inflation measurement in Norway, by Ragnhild Nygaard (Norway)


Workshop 3. Quality Management
Quality Management Workshop - Agenda

Managing the CPI and PPI processes under ISO 9000, Mexico

Quality Management in Finnish CPI, Finland ENG
A holistic approach to quality management in consumer price statistics, UNECE ENG
ISO 9001: Supporting Statistical Systems, UK ENG
Workshop 4. Scanner data
The Revolution of Scanner Data and the Challenges Ahead PDF
Questionnaire forms:
Steps for ensuring data quality – scanner data
Challenges ahead – next step



GS1 and scanner data, Sweden PDF
Scanner Data; Optimal Preservation Policy for Identifiable Datasets, Iceland PDF
One size fits all? The need to cope with different levels of Scanner Data quality for CPI computation, Australia PDF
Implementing scanner data in the Danish CPI, Denmark PDF
Scanner data in the CPI/HICP, Denmark PDF
Room documents: Transactions Data: From Theory to Practice, Australia PDF
Relevant papers:
Past, present and future of scanner data with focus on Statistics Sweden PDF
Austrian Scanner Data Project - Report
“Multipurpose Consumer Price Statistics:
The use of scanner data”, Australia
The use of scanner data in the Luxembourg CPI: first lessons learned, Luxembourg PDF
Issues on the use of scanner data in the CPI, Sweden PDF
Chapter on scanner data (retail transaction data) from the discussion paper for the New Zealand CPI revision advisory committee 2013, New Zealand PDF
Statistics and Science, Handbook on the application of quality adjustment methods in the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, Volume 13, Germany PDF
Questions regarding scanner data PDF
Workshop 5. Higher-level price indices
High-level indices: Agenda PDF
Higher-level indices: a practical guide PDF
The calculation of higher-level indices in the CPI – a practical guide, Australia PDF
Why ‘Lowe’ when ‘Young’ and ‘Laspeyres’ are available?, Australia PDF
ABS’ HFCE-Weighted Price Index, Australia PDF
Workshop 6. Quality adjustment: A general framework and the role of Hedonics
Quality adjustment: A general framework and the role of Hedonics, Agenda PDF
Quality Adjustment and Hedonic Regressions, IMF PDF
Limitations and impact of hedonic adjustment for the rent index, Switzerland PDF PDF
Limitations and impact of hedonic adjustment for the Swiss rent index PDF
Quality adjustment in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index, New Zealand PDF
Use of hedonic regression for quality adjustment at Statistics New Zealand PDF
Workshop 7. Treatment of seasonal products
Agenda of the workshop PDF
The treatment of products seasonality in inflation estimate. Introduction, Italy PDF
Key issues concerning the treatment of seasonal products to calculate inflation from the point of view of central banks, Turkey PDF
Official Journal of the European Union, Commission regulation (EC) No 330/2009 of 22 April 2009 PDF
Recompiling 2010 data and the measure of impact of Regulation 330/2009 on Italian HICP, Italy PDF
Treatment of seasonal products. Implementation of the commission regulation (EC) No 330/2009 of 22 April 2009, Hungary PDF
The Hungarian experience in implementing European Regulation about seasonal products, Hungary PDF
Report to the plenary session PDF
Workshop 8. The Price Index Processor Software
Demonstration of PIPS CPI, by Paul Armknecht PDF
Document Title Documents Presentations
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, UNECE PDF PDF PDF PDF

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 PDF

An Empirical Illustration of Index Construction using Israeli Data on Vegetables, Erwin Diewert, University of British Columbia, Canada PDF

Will the real inflation rate please stand up–overlooked “quirks” of a favoured chain-linking technique. Dr Jens Mehrhoff, Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany

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  PDF

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 Tokyo

Estimating daily inflation using scanner data:a Progress Report.Tsutomu Watanabe, University of Tokyo, and Kota Watanabe, Chuo University and University of Tokyo, Japan PDF

Room document

Experiences in calculating the consumer price index in Azerbaijan. The State Committee on Statistics of the Republic of Azerbaijan PDF PDF PDF
Session 5: Price collection methods
Collecting clothing data from the internet. Leon Willenborg, Robert Griffioen, Jan de Haan and Karlijn Bakker, Statistics Netherlands PDF

Exploiting new technologies and new data sources – the opportunities and challenges associated with scanner data. David Fenwick, International Expert, the United Kingdom PDF

Sampling Selection Bias in Consumer Price Indices. Kristina Strandberg and Anders Norberg, Statistics Sweden PDF

Session 6: Difficult to measure products and services
Mobile Phone Service Computing Methodology. Rafael Gaona Lopez, INEGI, Mexico PDF

Methodological approaches to recording certain types of services in the consumer price index in Belarus. Ekaterina Grikhanova, National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus PDF

Alternative Approaches to Commercial Property Price Indexes for Tokyo. Erwin Diewert, University of British Columbia, Canada, and Chihiro Shimizu, Reitaku University, Japan PDF

Session 7: Management
Statistics Canada’s Consumer Price Index Enhancement Initiative (CPI EI). Haig McCarrell, Statistics Canada

Quality management. Patrick Kelly, Statistics South Africa PDF

High quality official statistics – benchmarking as an integral part of a quality management system. David Fenwick, International Expert, the United Kingdom PDF