Price Index Concepts and Measurement

W. Erwin Diewert, John S. Greenlees and Charles R. Hulten, editors

Conference held June 28-29, 2004
Published in December 2009 by University of Chicago Press
© 2009 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Studies in Income and Wealth

NBER Program(s):PR, EFG

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519 pages
ISBN: 0-226-14855-6

Table of Contents

Front matter, prefatory note, table of contents: W. Erwin Diewert, John S. Greenlees, Charles R. Hulten (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: What Are the Issues?: Erwin Diewert, John Greenlees, Charles R. Hulten (p. 1 - 16) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. A Review of Reviews: Ninety Years of Professional Thinking About the Consumer Price Index: Marshall Reinsdorf, Jack E. Triplett (p. 17 - 83) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Apparel Prices 1914-93 and the Hulten/Bruegel Paradox: Robert J. Gordon (p. 85 - 128) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Re-Assessing the U.S. Quality Adjustment to Computer Prices: The Role of Durability and Changing Software: Robert C. Feenstra, Christopher R. Knittel (p. 129 - 160) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
4. Hedonic Imputation versus Time Dummy Hedonic Indexes: W. Erwin Diewert, Saeed Heravi, Mick Silver (p. 161 - 196) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Jan de Haan (p. 196 - 200) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Response: W. Erwin Diewert, Saeed Heravi, Mick Silver (p. 201 - 202) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. CPI Bias from Supercenters: Does the BLS Know that Wal-Mart Exists?: Jerry Hausman, Ephraim Leibtag (p. 203 - 231) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Marshall Reinsdorf (p. 231 - 235) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Mick Silver (p. 235 - 238) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Incorporating Financial Services in a Consumer Price Index: Dennis Fixler (p. 239 - 266) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Susanto Basu (p. 266 - 271) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. A General-Equilibrium Asset-Pricing Approach to the Measurement of Nominal and Real Bank Output: J. Christina Wang, Susanto Basu, John G. Fernald (p. 273 - 320) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Paul Schreyer (p. 320 - 328) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. Can A Disease-Based Price Index Improve the Estimation of the Medical Consumer Price Index?: Xue Song, William D. Marder, Robert Houchens, Jonathan E. Conklin, Ralph Bradley (p. 329 - 368) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Ernst R. Berndt (p. 369 - 372) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Price and Real Output Measures for the Education Function of Government: Exploratory Estimates for Primary and Secondary Education: Barbara M. Fraumeni, Marshall B. Reinsdorf, Brooks B. Robinson, Matthew P. Williams (p. 373 - 403) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. Measuring the Output and Prices of the Lottery Sector: An Application of Implicit Expected Utility Theory: Kam Yu (p. 405 - 425) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Alan G. White (p. 425 - 427) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. Consumption of Own Production and Cost-of-Living Indexes: T. Peter Hill (p. 429 - 444) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. Durables and Owner-Occupied Housing in a Consumer Price Index: W. Erwin Diewert (p. 445 - 500) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Alan Heston (p. 500 - 505) (bibliographic info) (download)
List of Contributors, Indexes: W. Erwin Diewert, John S. Greenlees, Charles R. Hulten (p. 507 - 519) (bibliographic info) (download)
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