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Meeting of the Group of Experts on Consumer Price Indices

7 - 9 May 2018

Geneva, Switzerland

Agenda PDF
Report of the meeting




Session 1: New Data sources
New data sources in the UK CPI, Jack Philips, United Kingdom PDF
Integrating big data in the Belgian CPI, Ken Van Loon, Dorien Roels, Belgium PDF PDF
The practical experiences of collecting Big Data to compiling CPI of the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam (GSO), Thuy Nguyen Van, Viet Nam PDF
Using scanner data for sports equipment, Kjersti Nyborg Hov, Norway PDF PDF
Exploring new administrative data sources for the development of the CPI: The Portuguese experience with actual rentals for housing, Vítor Mendonça, Portugal PDF PDF
Compilation of Experimental Price Indexes using Big Data and Machine Learning: A Comparative Analysis and Validity Verification, Kimiaki Shinozaki, Japan PDF PDF
Poster Session
Mobile On-Field Price Collection App - Open source survey app for tablet or desktop, Stefan Röthlisberger, Switzerland PDF
The introduction of Scanner Data in the Luxembourg CPI, Claude Lamboray, Luxembourg PDF
Quality adjustment methods when calculating CPI, Martin Nielsen, Denmark PDF
Challenges of education services during the compilation of the Uganda National CPI (NCPI), Vincent Nsubuga, Uganda PDF PDF
Mexican CPI Statistical Sample Design Proposal, Rafael Gaona, Mexico PDF
Web scraping in the CPI, Andrew Tomadini, Australia PDF
What contributes to annual inflation? New OECD database, Anne-Sophie Fraisse, OECD PDF
Kazakhstan's experience in CPI compilation, Assel Shauyenova, Kazakhstan ENG/RUS
A New Vehicles Transaction Price Index, Robert Cage, United States PDF PDF
Classifying scanner data according to COICOP, Dirk-Jan Hoogerdijk, Eurostat PDF
Storable Goods, Chain Drifts, and the Cost of Living Index, Tsutomu Watanabe, University of Tokyo PDF
Session 2: Services in the CPI
Incorporating the share economy into the Australian CPI, Andrew Tomadini, Australia PDF PDF
Pricing the Internet - The Internet Access Services Component of the Canadian CPI, Ross Beck-MacNeil, Canada PDF PDF
Price Persistence of Services in the Swedish CPI, Emanuel Carlsson, Sweden PDF PDF
Rentals for housing: A model-based estimator of inflation from administrative data, Alan Bentley, New Zealand PDF
Session 3a: Methodological issues in CPI compilation
Measuring substitution bias and the CPI – theory and practice, Andrew Tomadini, Australia PDF PDF
Estimating the Benefits and Costs of New and Disappearing Products, Erwin Diewert, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia PDF PDF
Possible reasons of bias in estimating the Cost of Living Index by the CPI, Levan Karsaulidze, Georgia PDF PDF
Measuring Consumer inflation in a digitalised economy, Anne-Sophie Fraisse, OECD PDF PDF
Adjusting CPI (and related government statistics) for potential biases from quality change and new goods in an age of digital technologies, David Friedman, United States



Session 3b: Methodological issues in CPI compilation
Quality adjustment in the Irish CPI, Joseph Keating, Matt Murtagh, Ireland PDF PDF
How (not) to treat seasonal products, Jens Mehrhoff, Eurostat PDF
Different approaches and methods for strong seasonal items in CPI, Cem Bas, Turkey PDF PDF
Room document: The Impacts of Weight Changes on CPI: A Case Study in Mongolia, Khuderchuluun Batsukh, Batsukh Delgertsogt, Mongolia PDF
Poster Session
A comparative study between the Geary-Khamis and chained Jevons method for Dutch supermarkets, Anotonio Chessa, Netherlands PDF
The harmonization of the CPI in the East African Community Partner states (EAC), Fidèle Iranyibutse, Burundi PDF PDF
Circular Error in Price Index Numbers Based on Scanner Data, Kristiina Nieminen, Satu Montonen, Finland




Using household expenditure weights in the CPI compilation: democratic vs. plutocratic weights, Michel Sekimonyo, Canada PDF
Optimization of the Sample of Outlets in the Swedish CPI, Kristina Strandberg, Olivia Stahl, Sweden PDF
Coverage Bias and the Effect of Re-Launches in Scanner Data: A Coffee Index, Asa Bilius, Olivia Stahl, Can Tongur, Sweden PDF
Organization of the CPI statistics in Russia, Mikhail Afonin, Russian Federation ENG/RUS
An Integrated e-Data Survey to enhance Thailand price index compilation, Wichanun Niwatjinda, Thailand PDF
Treatment of Missing Observations and their Replacements, Amrita Nathaniel, Trinidad and Tobago PDF
Session 4: Understanding and meeting different user needs
Reporting on inflation - A new approach in the Netherlands, Jan Walschots, Netherlands PDF PDF
Developing the range of consumer price statistics in the UK, Helen Sands, United Kingdom PDF
CPI, owner-occupied housing and measures of underlying inflation in monetary policy - a case study, Bernhard Goldhammer, Martin Eiglsperger, European Central Bank PDF PDF
Population Subgroup Price Indexes: Evidence of Heterogeneity or Measurement Error? Robert Cage, United States PDF PDF
Inflation in a time of inequality: Assessing the relevance of cost of living measures for the poor, Patrick Kelly, South Africa PDF PDF
Session 5: Updating of the 2004 CPI Manual
Updating of the 2004 CPI Manual, Brian Graf, Editor & Margarida Martins, IMF PDF
Panel Session: Looking back and future challenges in CPI
Official CPI – One hundred years of history, Valentina Stoevska, ILO PDF PDF
The meetings of the Group of Experts on CPI - 40 years on, David Fenwick, United Kingdom PDF PDF
Session 6: Future Work
Proposals for future work, James Tucker, United Kingdom PDF
Special Session for EECCA and SEE countries
Missing items, Randi Johannessen, Norway PDF
CPI: achievements and further directions in improving the organization and methodology of calculations, Olha Kalabukha, Ukraine ENG/RUS
The EU harmonized HICP, Jarko Pasanen, Eurostat PDF
The experimental calculation of the Harmonized CPI for the CIS countries, Zoya Basova, CIS-STAT ENG/RUS
The system of price indices in individual sectors of the economy. Development of methodology to maximize cross-sectoral consistency, Irina Goryacheva, CIS-STAT PDF ENG/RUS