The Economics of New Goods

Timothy F. Bresnahan and Robert J. Gordon, editors

Published in January 1996 by University of Chicago Press
© 1997 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Studies in Income and Wealth

NBER Program(s):PR, ITI, IO

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494 pages
ISBN: 0-226-07415-3

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents, prefatory note: Timothy F. Bresnahan, Robert J. Gordon (p. -11 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Timothy F. Bresnahan, Robert J. Gordon (p. 1 - 26) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Do Real-Output and Real-Wage Measures Capture Reality? The History of Lighting Suggests Not: William D. Nordhaus (p. 27 - 70) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Quality-Adjusted Prices for the American Automobile Industry: 1906-1940: Daniel M. G. Raff, Manuel Trajtenberg (p. 71 - 108) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
3. The Welfare Implications of Invention: Walter Y. Oi (p. 109 - 142) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Science, Health, and Household Technology: The Effect of the Pasteur Revolution on Consumer Demand: Joel Mokyr, Rebecca Stein (p. 143 - 206) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Valuation of New Goods under Perfect and Imperfect Competition: Jerry A. Hausman (p. 207 - 248) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
6. Bias in U.S. Import Prices and Demand: Robert C. Feenstra, Clinton R. Shiells (p. 249 - 276) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
7. The Roles of Marketing, Product Quality, and Price Competition in the Growth and Composition of the U.S. Antiulcer Drug Industry: Ernst R. Berndt, Linda T. Bui, David H. Lucking-Reiley, Glen L. Urban (p. 277 - 328) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
8. From Superminis to Supercomputers: Estimating Surplus in the Computing Market: Shane M. Greenstein (p. 329 - 372) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
9. New Products and the U.S. Consumer Price Index: Paul A. Armknecht, Walter F. Lane, Kenneth J. Stewart (p. 373 - 396) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. The Construction of Basic Components of Cost-of-Living Indexes: Marshall B. Reinsdorf, Brent R. Moulton (p. 397 - 436) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. New Goods from the Perspective of Price Index Making in Canada and Japan: Andrew Baldwin, Pierre Despres, Alice Nakamura, Masao Nakamura (p. 437 - 476) (bibliographic info) (download)
List of Contributors, Indexes: Timothy F. Bresnahan, Robert J. Gordon (p. 477 - 496) (bibliographic info) (download)
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