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Measuring regional inequality by internet car price advertisements: Evidence for Germany

Konstantin Kholodilin () and Boriss Siliverstovs

Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 116, issue 3, 414-417

Abstract: We suggest to use car sale prices from internet advertisements for measuring economic inequality between and within German regions. Our estimates of regional income levels and Gini indices based on advertisements are highly positively correlated with the official figures.

Keywords: Car prices; Economic inequality; German NUTS1 and NUTS2 regions; Gini index; Internet (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 O47 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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