Prices of Personal Computers

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Description

a cross-section from 1993 to 1995

number of observations : 6259

observation : goods

country : United States

Usage

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Format

A dataframe containing :

price

price in US dollars of 486 PCs

speed

clock speed in MHz

hd

size of hard drive in MB

ram

size of Ram in in MB

screen

size of screen in inches

cd

is a CD-ROM present ?

multi

is a multimedia kit (speakers, sound card) included ?

premium

is the manufacturer was a "premium" firm (IBM, COMPAQ) ?

ads

number of 486 price listings for each month

trend

time trend indicating month starting from January of 1993 to November of 1995.

Source

Stengos, T. and E. Zacharias (2005) “Intertemporal pricing and price discrimination : a semiparametric hedonic analysis of the personal computer market”, Journal of Applied Econometrics, forthcoming.

References

Journal of Applied Econometrics data archive : http://jae.wiley.com/jae/.

See Also

Index.Source, Index.Economics, Index.Econometrics, Index.Observations

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