9780415471817

Economics and the Price Index

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415471817

  • ISBN10:

    0415471818

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-15
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

This book brings together a coherent discussion of fifty years of astonishingly creative work on the 'The Index Number Problem'. Co-written by the leading figure in this field, it will be of interest to all those for whom the price index problem remains a source of fascination.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgementsp. xxi
Concept and Methodp. 1
The Super Price Index: Irving Fisher, and afterp. 3
The Price Level Computation Methodp. 25
Price Level Computation: Illustrationsp. 69
Bibliographyp. 101
Precursorp. 109
The system of inequalities ars > Xs - Xrp. 111
On the constructibility of consistent price indices between several periods simultaneouslyp. 127
The theory of exact and superlative index numbers revisitedp. 157
Appendicesp. 221
The price index as a utility based conceptp. 223
Original approachp. 225
New approachp. 230
Terminologyp. 235
Notationp. 237
Basic computer program BBC BASIC for Windows developedp. 241
Notesp. 249
Multilateral indicesp. 250
Chain indicesp. 254
Postscriptp. 259
Indexp. 261
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