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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Constructing a PCE-Weighted Consumer Price Index

Caitlin Blair

NBER Working Paper No. 19582
Issued in October 2013

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This paper was originally prepared for the NBER/CRIW Conference on Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures, December 2011 while the author was employed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The author would like to thank Rob Cage, Sara Stanley, Josh Klick, Madeleine Saxton, Bill Passero, Ronald Johnson, Anya Stockburger, Charles Mason, and John Greenlees of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Clinton McCully and Brent Moulton of the Bureau of Economic Analysis for their support and input on this project. The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Bureau of Labor Statistics or the Department of Labor. The author takes full responsibility for any errors. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Please contact Anya Stockburger of the BLS (stockburger.anya@bls.gov) with any questions related to this paper.

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