Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services: Essays in Honor of Zvi Griliches

Ernst R. Berndt and Charles R. Hulten, editors

Conference held September 19-20, 2003
Published in October 2007 by University of Chicago Press
© 2007 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Studies in Income and Wealth

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606 pages
ISBN: 0-226-04449-1; 978-0-226-04449-1

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents, preface and acknowledgement: Ernst R. Berndt, Charles R. Hulten (p. -14 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Ernst R. Berndt, Charles R. Hulten (p. 1 - 14) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Theory and Measurement: An Essay in Honor of Zvi Griliches: Charles R. Hulten (p. 15 - 27) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Production Function and Wage Equation Estimation with Heterogeneous Labor: Evidence from a New Matched Employer-Employee Data Set: Judith K. Hellerstein, David Neumark (p. 31 - 71) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
3. Where Does the Time Go? Concepts and Measurement in the American Time Use Survey: Harley Frazis, Jay Stewart (p. 73 - 97) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Technology and the Theory of Vintage Aggregation: Michael J. Harper (p. 99 - 120) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Why Do Computers Depreciate? : Michael J. Geske, Valerie A. Ramey, Matthew D. Shapiro (p. 121 - 150) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
6. Downward Bias in the Most Important CPI Component: The Case of Rental Shelter, 1914-2003: Robert J. Gordon, Todd vanGoethem (p. 153 - 195) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Pricing at the On-Ramp to the Internet: Price Indexes for ISPs during the 1990s: Greg Stranger, Shane Greenstein (p. 197 - 233) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. Different Approaches to Estimating Hedonic Indexes: Saeed Heravi, Mick Silver (p. 235 - 268) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Price Indexes for Microsoft: Jaison R. Abel, Ernst R. Berndt, Alan G. White (p. 269 - 289) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
10. International Comparisons of R&D Expenditure: Does an R&D PPP Make a Difference?: Sean M. Dougherty, Robert Inklaar, Robert H. McGuckin, Bart van Ark (p. 291 - 322) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
11. Information Technology and the G7 Economies: Dale W. Jorgenson (p. 325 - 350) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
12. The Role of Semiconductor Inputs in IT Hardware Price Decline: Computers versus Communications: Ana Aizcorbe, Kenneth Flamm, Anjum Khurshid (p. 351 - 381) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. Computer Input, Computer Networks, and Productivity: B. K. Atrostic, Sang Nguyen (p. 383 - 410) (bibliographic info) (download)
14. Services Productivity in the United States: Griliches's Services Volume Revisited: Barry P. Bosworth, Jack E. Triplett (p. 413 - 447) (bibliographic info) (download)
15. A Consistent Accounting of U.S. Productivity Growth: Eric J. Bartelsman, J. Joseph Beaulieu (p. 449 - 482) (bibliographic info) (download)
16. Should Exact Index Numbers Have Standard Errors? Theory and Application to Asian Growth: Robert C. Feenstra, Marshall B. Reinsdorf (p. 483 - 513) (bibliographic info) (download) (data appendix)(Working Paper version)
17. What Really Happened to Consumption Inequality in the United States?: Orazio Attanasio, Erich Battistin, Hidehiko Ichimura (p. 515 - 543) (bibliographic info) (download)
18. Technology Adoption from Hybrid Corn to Beta-Blockers: Jonathan Skinner, Douglas Staiger (p. 545 - 570) (bibliographic info) (download)
19. Zvi Griliches' Contributions to Economic Measurement: Jack E. Triplett (p. 573 - 589) (bibliographic info) (download)
List of Contributors, Indexes: Ernst R. Berndt, Charles R. Hulten (p. 591 - 606) (bibliographic info) (download)
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