Price Imputation and Other Techniques for Dealing with Missing Observations, Seasonality and Quality Change in Price Indices »
Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Paul Armknecht , and Fenella Maitland-Smith
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 June 1999
Keywords: Price indices, imputation techniques, seasonal goods, quality adjustment, observations, samples, statistics, missing observations
Price index compilers frequently face situations where price observations are missing due to seasonal unavailability, supply shortages, or the discontinuation of products. Incorrect treatment of such situations can...