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August 2010Hedonic Price Indexes for Personal Computer Operating Systems and Produtivity Suites
with Alan G. White, Jaison R. Abel, Ernst R. Berndt
in Contributions in Memory of Zvi Griliches, Jacques Mairesse and Manuel Trajtenberg, editors
April 2004Hedonic Price Indexes for Personal Computer Operating Systems and Productivity Suites
with Alan G. White, Jaison R. Abel, Ernst R. Berndt: w10427
Results of hedonic price regressions for personal computer operating systems and productivity suites advertised in PC World magazine by retail vendors during the time period 1984 to 2000 are reported. Among the quality attribute variables we use are new measures capturing the presence of network effects in personal computer operating systems, such as connectivity and compatibility, and product integration among components of productivity suites. Average annual growth rates of quality-adjusted prices of personal computer operating systems range from -15 to -18 percent, while those for productivity suites generally range between -13 and -16 percent. Price declines are generally greater in the latter half of the samples.

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