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17th Meeting of the Ottawa Group
Ottawa group programma ottawa

07 JUNE 2022

11:00 – 11:30
Registration of participants and welcome coffee


11:30 – 11:40
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION
Federico Polidoro | Istat, Roberta Zizza | Banca d’Italia

11:40 – 12:00
OPENING SPEECH
Luigi Federico Signorini | Senior Deputy Governor of Banca d’Italia

12:00 – 13:30
SESSION 1
EXPENDITURE WEIGHTS IN THE CPI, INCLUDING NEW DATA SOURCES, FREQUENCY AND TIMELINESS

Chair: David Fenwick | OG Steering Committee

The impact of expenditure weight shifts on inflation: Evidence for the euro area HICP
Thomas A. Knetsch, Patrick Schwind, Sebastian Weinand | Deutsche Bundesbank

The Adjusted Price Index and Monthly Adjusted Consumer Expenditure Basket Weights
Gerry O’Donnell, Clément Yélou | Statistics Canada

Empirical findings on upper-level aggregation issues in the HICP
Julika Herzberg, Thomas A. Knetsch, Dilyana Popova, Patrick Schwind, Sebastian Weinand | Deutsche Bundesbank


13:30 – 14:30
Lunch


14:30 – 16:45
SESSION 2
GOING BEYOND CPI – ALTERNATIVE/COMPLEMENTARY MEASURES OF INFLATION AND COST OF LIVING
Chair: Giordano Zevi | Banca d’Italia

Combining Price Indices in Temporal Hierarchies
Robert J. Hill | University of Graz, Daniel Melser | Monash University, Alicia Rambaldi | The University of Queensland, Michael Scholz | University of Klagenfurt

Alignment of Methodology and Scope between Services Producer Price Indices (SPPIs) and Consumer Price Indices (CPIs): developing a framework for using CPIs in SPPI calculation
Rohan Draper | Statistics Denmark, Nicklas Elversøe | Statistics Denmark, Melanie Santiago |US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ruth Vaizner | Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel


15:30 – 15:45
Coffee break


15:45 – 16:45
Cost of Living Index of an Estimated Generalized CES Utility Function that Accounts for Changes in Preferences for and Qualities of Goods
Peter Zadrozny | BLS

Seasonal Products
W. Erwin Diewert | University of British Columbia and University of New South Wales, Yoel Finkel, Doron Sayag | Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel

08 JUNE 2022

9:30 – 12:30
SESSION 3
NEW DATA SOURCES AND NEW TECHNIQUES TO COMPILE PRICE INDICES, INCLUDING THE IMPLICATIONS ON INDEX FORMULAS (Part 1)
Chair: Leigh Merrington | ABS

Quality Bias in Price Indexes Evidence from Scanner Data on Consumer Electronics
Ana Aizcorbe | BEA, Jan de Haan | Statistics Netherlands, Frances Krsinich | Statistics NZ

New ways of measuring price development on consumer electronics
Kjersti Nyborg Hov, Ragnhild Nygaard | Statistics Norway

Household Inventory, Temporally Sales, and Price Indices
Kozo Ueda | Waseda University, Kota Watanabe | Canon Institute for Global Studies, Tsutomu Watanabe | University of Tokyo


10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break and Photo session


11:00 – 12:30
A MAP for the future of prices indexes at Stats NZ
Matthew Stansfield, Frances Krsinich | Statistics New Zealand

The Importance of Missingness Missing prices and the impact on price indexes
Kevin J. Fox | UNSW Sydney, Jan de Haan | Statistics Netherlands

What do missing prices mean for the choice of index number method with alternative data
Ben Hillman, Alex Rose, Helen Sands | ONS

12:30 – 13:00
KEYNOTE SPEECH 

Some thoughts on (free) digital products, consumer prices and GDP
Paul Schreyer | Chief Statistician and Director of OECD Statistics and Data Directorate


13:00 – 14:00
Lunch


14:00 – 18:00
SESSION 4
NEW DATA SOURCES AND NEW TECHNIQUES TO COMPILE PRICE INDICES, INCLUDING THE IMPLICATIONS ON INDEX FORMULAS (Part 2)
Chair: J. Mehrhoff | IMF

Scanner Data, Chain Drift, Superlative Price Indices and the Redding-Weinstein CES Common Varieties Price Index
Naohito Abe | Hitotsubashi University, D.S. Prasada Rao | The University of Queensland and Hitsubashi Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS)

Stress testing multilateral price index methods: Transactions data and stockpiling during the COVID-19 pandemic
Joel Liffner, Catherine Smyth, Julian Whiting | ABS Australia

Choice of window length and linking method for extending multilateral index series over time
Antonio Chessa, Florin Barb, Stefan Boumans | Statistics Netherlands

The use of weighted GEKS for the calculation of consumer price indices: an experimental application to Italian scanner data
Alessandro Brunetti, Stefania Fatello, Federico Polidoro | Istat, Tiziana Laureti | University of Tuscia, Italy


16:00 – 16:15
Coffee break


16:15 – 17:45
Seasonal Products and Multilateral Methods
Botir Radjabov | Statec Luxembourg, Ken Van Loon | Statistics Belgium

Multilateral indices and the relaunch problem: product clustering and alternative solutions
Jacco Daalmans | Statistics Netherlands

Matching, grouping and linking: What impact does the product specification have on a Fisher price index?
Claude Lamboray | Eurostat

17:45 – 18:00
Communication of the UN Task Team on Scanner Data
Tanya Flower | ONS

09 JUNE 2022

10:00 – 12.45
SESSION 5
MEASUREMENT OF HOUSING IN THE CPI
Chair: tbd

Timely Rental Price Indices for thin markets: Revisiting a chained property fixed-effects estimator
Alan Bentley and Frances Krsinich | Statistics NZ

Measuring the Services of Durables and Owner Occupied Housing
W. Erwin Diewert | University of British Columbia and University of New South Wales, Chihiro Shimizu | Hitotsubashi University

Bringing the Hedonic-repricing method up to date to adjust for qualitative differences in the residential real estate price index
Corinne Becker Vermeulen, Manuel Brand | Statistics Switzerland


11:30 – 11:45
Coffee break


11:45 – 12:45
The Cost of a House versus the Cost of Housing: evaluating different approaches to measuring owned accommodation in the Canadian CPI
Patrick Sabourin and Faouzi Tarkhani | Statistics Canada

The use of administrative data for Italian private housing rental prices index compilation
Alessandro Brunetti, Orietta Patacchia, Federico Polidoro | Istat


12:45 – 13:45
Lunch


13:45 – 16:30
SESSION 6
NEW DATA SOURCES AND NEW TECHNIQUES TO COMPILE PRICE INDICES, INCLUDING THE IMPLICATIONS ON INDEX FORMULAS (Part 3)
Chair: Carsten Boldsen | UNECE

Modernising the measurement of clothing price indices using web-scraped data: classification and product grouping
Liam Greenhough, Hazel Martindale, Helen Sands | ONS

Web scraping of booking.com: exploring new data and methodology for the hotel service consumer price index
Adrien Montbroussous | INSEE

Integration of alternative data into consumer price statistics the UK approach
Helen Sands | ONS


15:15 – 15:30
Coffee break


15:30 – 16:30
Balancing the Swedish CPI
Anders Norberg, Can Tongur | Statistics Sweden

The general class of multilateral indices and its two special cases
Jacek Białek | University of Lodz, Statistics Poland


17:30
Onwards: Social event (visit+dinner)


10 JUNE 2022

10:00 – 12:30
SESSION 7
CHALLENGING AREAS OF MEASUREMENT (DIGITALISATION AND SHARED ECONOMY) AND QUALITY ADJUSTMENT (Part 1)
Chair: Randi Johannessen | Statistics Norway

Price Setting in Online and Offline Markets Evidence from Korea
Kozo Ueda | Waseda University, Kota Watanabe | Canon Institute for Global Studies, Tsutomu Watanabe | University of Tokyo

Estimating the Impact of Quality Adjustment on Consumer Price Inflation
Jan-Oliver Menz, Elisabeth Wieland, Jens Mehrhoff | Deutsche Bundesbank


11:00 – 11:15
Coffee break


11:15 – 12:15
Is there a measurement bias from quality adjustment in Austria and Italy?
Bernhard Goldhammer | ECB, Cristina Conflitti | Banca d’Italia, Fabio Rumler | Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Michaela Maier | Statistics Austria

Le substitution bias est mort, vive le substitution bias
Jens Mehrhoff | IMF

12:15 – 12:30
Information on Group of Experts 2023
Carsten Boldsen | UNECE


12:30 – 13:45
Lunch


13:45 – 14:00
Outlook 2024 meeting
Heidi Ertl | Statistics Canada

14:00 – 15:00
SESSION 8
CHALLENGING AREAS OF MEASUREMENT (DIGITALISATION AND SHARED ECONOMY) AND QUALITY ADJUSTMENT (Part 2)
Chair: Brian Graf | IMF

Quality Adjustment Methods
W. Erwin Diewert | University of British Columbia and University of New South Wales

Applying advanced techniques to the estimation of Multipurpose Digital Devices price indices
Kevin Roche, Lance Taylor, Roobina Keshishbanoosy | Statistics Canada

15:00 – 15:20
CLOSING REMARKS
Gian Carlo Blangiardo (tbc) | President of Istat


15:20 – 16:00
Farewell coffee break


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Date of Issue: 07 June 2022