Hedonic price analysis of personal computers

Palmani, Jimmy. (1994). Hedonic price analysis of personal computers Honours Thesis, School of Economics, University of Queensland.

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Author Palmani, Jimmy.
Thesis Title Hedonic price analysis of personal computers
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution University of Queensland
Publication date 1994
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 101
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract
The basic premise in hedonic price analysis is that heterogeneous goods consist of homogeneous characteristics. The hedonic technique is a method of disaggregating heterogeneous products into measurable characteristics. Using the dummy variable method, this thesis examined the implicit prices of characteristics and estimated quality-adjusted price indexes from a sample of 709 personal computers sold in Australia. The estimated annual average decline of 31 percent suggests that a computer which was worth more than $23,000 in 1988 would cost approximately $2,000 in 1994.

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