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Ottawa Group 2015 - Agenda

Updated on 17 June, 2015

Location: Meeting room "Kegon" on the 1F, Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel (See "Meeting Venue" for details.)

Internet service will be available at no charge at the conference venue.

Tuesday, May 19
Wednesday, May 20
9:00 − 9:30 REGISTRATION
9:30 − 9:50 WELCOME SPEACH
9:10 − 10:25 OPENING ADDRESS
10:25 − 12:20

Topic 1: Alternate data sources and Index number formulas
Session 1: Scanner Data and Alternative Elementary Indexes
Chair: Marcel van Kints

Papers for presentation:
Eniko Gabor and Philip Vermeulen (Bundesbank and European Central Bank): New evidence on elementary index bias Paper (PDF:482KB)
Presentation (PDF:124KB)
Claude Lamboray and Frances Krsinich (Statistics Luxembourg and Statistics New Zealand): A modification of the GEKS index when product turnover is high Paper (PDF:394KB)
Presentation (PDF:434KB)
Satoshi Imai, Erwin Diewert and Chihiro Shimizu (Statistics Bureau of Japan, University of British Columbia and National University of Singapore): Consumer Price Index Biases -Elementary Index Biases vs. Sampling Biases Paper (PDF:511KB)
Presentation (PDF:937KB)New
Antonio Chessa (Statistics Netherlands): Towards a generic price index method for scanner data in the Dutch CPI Room Document (PDF:420KB)
12:20 − 13:50 LUNCH
13:50 − 15:35

Topic 1: Alternate data sources and Index number formulas
Session 2: Online Prices and Web Scraping
Chair: Tsutomu Watanabe

Papers for presentation:
Ragnhild Nygaard (Statistics Norway): The use of online prices in the Norwegian Consumer Price Index Paper (PDF:445KB)
Presentation (PDF:164KB)
Ingolf Boettcher (Statistic Austria): Automatic data collection on the Internet (web scraping) Paper (PDF:48KB)
Presentation (PDF:3,228KB)
Frances Krsinich (Statistics New Zealand): Price indexes from online data using the fixed-effects window-splice (FEWS) index Paper (PDF:285KB)New
Presentation (PDF:1,281KB)
Alberto Cavallo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation): Are Online and Offline Prices Different? Paper
Presentation (PDF:795KB)
15:35 − 15:55 BREAK
15:55 − 17:40

Topic 1: Alternate data sources and Index number formulas
Session 3: Scanner Data and New Methods for Constructing Indexes
Chair: Corinne Becker

Papers for presentation:
Satoshi Imai and Tsutomu Watanabe (Statistics Bureau of Japan and Tokyo University): Replicating Japanese CPI Using Scanner Data Paper (PDF:450KB)New
Presentation (PDF:1,213KB)
Australian Bureau of Statistics: Using transactions data to enhance the Australian CPI Paper (PDF:932KB)New
Presentation (PDF:358KB)New
Kevin Fox and Iqbal Syed (University of New South Wales): Price Discounts and the Measurement of Inflation Paper (PDF:362KB)
Presentation (PDF:311KB)
Jan de Haan (Statistics Netherlands): Rolling Year Time Dummy Indexes and the Choice of Splicing Method Room Document (PDF:172KB)
18:00 − 19:00 SOCIAL EVENT
19:30 − 21:30 RECEPTION
Thursday, May 21
9:00 − 10:40

Topic 1: Alternate data sources and Index number formulas
Session 4: Topic in Index Construction
Chair: Patrick Sillard

Papers for presentation:
Pedro Ferreira, Jose Gondin, Andre Braz and Juliana Carneiro (Fundacao Getulio Vargas): Applying the daily inflation to forecast the Broad Consumer Price Index (IPCA) Paper (PDF:623KB)
Presentation (PDF:168KB)
Ning Huang, Waruna Wimalaratne and Brent Pollard (Statistics Canada): Choice of index number formula and Upper level substitution bias in the Canadian CPI Paper (PDF:484KB)
Presentation (PDF:436KB)
Ning Huang, Waruna Wimalaratne and Brent Pollard (Statistics Canada): The Effects of the Frequency and Implementation Lag of Basket Updates on the Canadian CPI Paper (PDF:386KB)
Presentation (PDF:260KB)
Jess Diamond, Kota Watanabe and Tsutomu Watanabe (Hitotsubashi University, Meiji University and University of Tokyo): Estimating Consumer Price Inflation by Household Paper
Presentation (PDF:487KB)
10:40 − 10:50 BREAK
10:50 − 12:20

Topic 2: Compiling Property Price Indexes
Session 5: Housing Price Indexes and Rental Price Indexes
Chair: Chihiro Shimizu

Papers for presentation:
Masato Higashi, Masahiro Higo and Aki Ono (Bank of Japan): How can we estimate the quality deterioration with time in the rental service of office buildings in Japanese Services Producer Price Index? Paper (PDF:249KB)New
Presentation (PDF:306KB)
Statistics Bureau of Japan: Analysis of Rent Prices of Rental Housing by Year of Construction Paper (PDF:116KB)
Presentation (PDF:63KB)
Faouzi Tarkhani (Statistics Canada): Analytical Consumer Price Indexes for Owned Accommodation Room Document (PDF:839KB)
12:20 − 13:50 LUNCH
13:50 − 15:10

Topic 2: Compiling Property Price Indexes
Session 6: Property Price Indexes
Chair: Kevin Fox

Papers for presentation:
Chihiro Shimizu, Satoshi Imai and Erwin Diewert(National University of Singapore, Statistics Bureau of Japan and University of British Columbia): New Estimates for the Price of Housing in the Japanese CPI: Nominal Rigidity of Rents Paper (PDF:2,722KB)
Presentation (PDF:3,053KB)
Kate Burnett-Isaacs (Statistics Canada): Using Hedonics to Create Land and Structure Indexes for the Ottawa Condominium Market Paper (PDF:287KB)
Presentation (PDF:371KB)
Jens Mehrhoff (Bundesbank): How should we measure residential property prices to inform policy makers? Paper
Presentation (PDF:2,279KB)
15:10 − 15:30 BREAK
15:30 − 17:40

Topic 3: Price statistics that meet multiple user needs
Session 7: Integrated Price Statistics and Measuring Regional Growth and Inflation
Chair: David Fenwick

Papers for presentation:
Prasada Rao, Alicia N. Rambaldi and Bert M. Balk (The University of Queensland and Erasmus University Rotterdam): On Measuring Regional or Global Growth and Inflation Paper (PDF:592KB)
Presentation (PDF:329KB)
Statistics Bureau of Japan: Methodologies of Compiling Consumer Price Indices in Asian Countries Paper (PDF:271KB)
Presentation (PDF:306KB)
Paulo Picchetti (Fundacao Getulio Vargas): A measure of core inflation based on dynamyc hierarchical factor models Paper (PDF:198KB)
Presentation (PDF:224KB)
Jorge A. Reyes-Moreno (National Institute of Statistics and Geography): Communication Mechanisms, accessibility and transparency of the data used in the price indices in Mexico Room Document (PDF:880KB)
Kari Manninen (Statistical Center of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC-Stat)): Experimental Aggregate GCC Consumer Price Change Estimates Room Document (PDF:1,717KB)
Presentation (PDF:1,516KB)
18:00 − 21:00 SOCIAL EVENT and DINNER
Friday, May 22
9:00 − 9:50

Topic 4: Quality adjustment
Session 8: New Methods for Quality Adjustment
Chair: Derek Bird

Papers for presentation:
Frances Krsinich (Statistics New Zealand): Implementation of consumer electronics scanner data in the New Zealand CPI Paper (PDF:190KB)
Presentation (PDF:818KB)
Patrick Sillard (Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques): Scanner data and quality adjustment Paper (PDF:482KB)
Presentation (PDF:233KB)
James L.Y. Cheng (Census and Statistics Department, HKSAR Government): Quality Adjustment of Second-hand Motor Vehicle - Application of Hedonic Approach in Hong Kong's Consumer Price Index Room Document (PDF:96KB)
9:50 − 10:20

Topic 5: Pricing seasonal products
Session 9: The Treatment of Seasonal Data in CPI
Chair: Claude Lamboray

Papers for presentation:
Statistics Bureau of Japan: The new procedure for calculating seasonal items indices in Japanese chained CPI Paper (PDF:157KB)New
Presentation (PDF:420KB)New
10:20 − 10:40 BREAK
10:40 − 12:20

Topic 6: Other topics
Session 10: Topic in Price Measurement
Chair: Bert Balk

Papers for presentation:
Peter Nilsson and Martin Kullendorff (Statistics Sweden): Consumer Price Index with constant tax - the Swedish approach Paper (PDF:290KB)
Presentation (PDF:378KB)
Statistics Bureau of Japan: Revision of the CPI Items for 2015-base Paper (PDF:224KB)
Presentation (PDF:737KB)
Thomas Stapleford (University of Notre Dame): Price Indexes, Political Judgments, and the Challenge of Democratic Control Room Document (PDF:315KB)

Topic 6: Other topics
Session 11: Topic in Price Measurement
Chair: Satoshi Imai

Papers for presentation:
Jan de Haan (Statistics Netherlands): A Framework for Large Scale Use of Scanner Data in the Dutch CPI Paper (PDF:267KB)
Presentation (PDF:256KB)
12:20 − 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 − 14:10 SPECIAL SESSION
14:10 − 14:40 REPORT
14:40 − 14:55 NEXT MEETING
14:55 − 15:20 CLOSING REMARKS

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