NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

An Experimental Component Index for the CPI: From Annual Computer Data to Monthly Data on Other Goods

Timothy Erickson, Ariel Pakes

NBER Working Paper No. 14368
Issued in September 2008

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We would like to thank Teague Ruder and Aylin Kumcu for excellent research assistance, Paul Liegey for his patience in explaining the BLS’s algorithm for constructing the TV component index to us, Steve Berry, Dale Jorgenson, Emi Nakamura and Jack Triplett for helpful comments, and the BLS, NSF, and Toulouse Network for support. All errors and omissions are those of the authors and not of any of these institutions. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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