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De Haan, J. (author), Van der Wal, E.B. (author), De Vries, P. (author)
The sale price appraisal ratio (SPAR) method has been applied in a number of countries to construct house price indexes. This paper reviews the statistical and index number properties of the SPAR approach. Three types of SPAR indexes are distinguished: a weighted index, which aims at tracking the price change of the stock of owner-occupied...
journal article 2009
De Vries, P. (author)
This study discusses ways of measuring and explaining the development of house prices. The goal of the research underpinning this dissertation was to develop a methodological framework for studying these developments. This framework relates, first, to correcting for changes in the composition of dwellings and, second, to the fundamentals of the...
doctoral thesis 2010