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Marina Gindelsky

Bureau of Economic Analysis
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NBER Working Papers and Publications

August 2020Valuing Housing Services in the Era of Big Data: A User Cost Approach Leveraging Zillow Microdata
with Jeremy G. Moulton, Scott A. Wentland
in Big Data for 21st Century Economic Statistics, Katharine G. Abraham, Ron S. Jarmin, Brian Moyer, and Matthew D. Shapiro
Historically, residential housing services or “space rent” has made up a substantial portion (approximately 10%) of U.S. GDP final expenditures. In this study, we develop estimates valuing housing services based on a user cost approach and detailed microdata from Zillow (ZTRAX), a “big data” set that contains detailed information on hundreds of millions of market transactions. This approach directly incorporates market prices into the estimates and uses these prices for hedonic imputations based on rich property-level information, leveraging detailed data for markets that vary extensively by region and locality. We compare our estimates to the corresponding BEA series, which is based on a rental-equivalence method and traditional, survey-based data sources. Since 2002, initial results (fro...
April 2020Distributing Personal Income: Trends Over Time
with Dennis Fixler, David Johnson: w26996
This paper constructs a distribution of Personal Income for the United States (2007-2016) to investigate the relationship between inequality and macroeconomic growth. We extend a perspective first presented in Fixler and Johnson (2014) and further developed in Fixler et al. (2017) and Fixler, Gindelsky, and Johnson (2018, 2019) to develop a national account-based measure using a decade of publicly available survey, tax, and administrative data. By using (equivalized) households as the base unit of analysis and focusing on a more inclusive definition of income than most inequality studies (i.e., including health, transfers, and financial assets), we improve on existing economic measures of inequality in a meaningful way and bridge the gap between micro data and macro statistics. We produce ...
March 2020Distributing Personal Income: Trends over Time
with Dennis Fixler, David Johnson
in Measuring and Understanding the Distribution and Intra/Inter-Generational Mobility of Income and Wealth, Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Janet C. Gornick, Barry Johnson, and Arthur Kennickell, editors
This paper constructs a distribution of Personal Income for the United States (2007-2016) to investigate the relationship between inequality and macroeconomic growth. We extend a perspective first presented in Fixler and Johnson (2014) and further developed in Fixler et al. (2017) and Fixler, Gindelsky, and Johnson (2018, 2019) to develop a national account-based measure using a decade of publicly available survey, tax, and administrative data. By using (equivalized) households as the base unit of analysis and focusing on a more inclusive definition of income than most inequality studies (i.e., including health, transfers, and financial assets), we improve on existing economic measures of inequality in a meaningful way and bridge the gap between micro data and macro statistics. We produce ...
 
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