Price Measurements and Their Uses

Murray Foss, Marylin Manser, and Allan Young, editors

Conference held March 22-23, 1990
Published in January 1993 by University of Chicago Press
© 1993 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Studies in Income and Wealth

NBER Program(s):PR, IO

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409 pp. pages
ISBN: 0-226-25730-4

Table of Contents

Front matter: Murray Foss, Marilyn Manser, Allan Young (p. -14 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Murray Foss, Marilyn Manser, Allan Young (p. 1 - 16) (bibliographic info) (download)
I High-Tech Products: Computers: (p. 17 - 18) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Constant-Quality Price Change, Depreciation, and Retirement of Mainframe Computers: Stephen D. Oliner (p. 19 - 62) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Price Indexes for Microcomputers: An Exploratory Study: Ernst R. Berndt, Zvi Griliches (p. 63 - 100) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
II High-Tech Products: Semiconductors: (p. 101 - 102) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Sources of Price Decline in Computer Processors : Selected Electronic Components : Ellen Dulberger (p. 103 - 124) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Cost Function Estimation of Quality Change in Semiconductors: John Norsworthy, Show-Ling Jang (p. 125 - 156) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Measurement of DRAM Prices: Technology and Market Structure: Kenneth Flamm (p. 157 - 206) (bibliographic info) (download)
III Quality-Change Issues in Consumer Prices: (p. 207 - 208) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Adjusting Apparel Indexes in the Consumer Price Index for Quality Differences: Paul R. Liegey, Jr (p. 209 - 226) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. The Effect of Outlet Price Differentials on the U.S. Consumer Price Index: Marshall Reinsdorf (p. 227 - 258) (bibliographic info) (download)
IV Transaction Prices: (p. 259 - 260) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. The Problem of List Prices in the Producer Price Index: The Steel Mill Products Case: Thomas Betsock, Irwin Gerduk (p. 261 - 274) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Does Government Regulation Inhibit the Reporting of Transactions Prices by Business?: Murray Foss (p. 275 - 304) (bibliographic info) (download)
V Price Indexes for Defense: (p. 305 - 306) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. The Deflation of Military Aircraft : Richard Ziemer, Pamela A. Kelly (p. 307 - 348) (bibliographic info) (download)
VI BEA's Treatment of Computer Prices and Productivity Measurement: (p. 349 - 350) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. Panel Discussion: Implications of BEA's Treatment of Computer Prices and Productivity Measurement: (p. 351 - 374) (bibliographic info) (download)
Contributors: (p. 375 - 376) (bibliographic info) (download)
Author Index: (p. 377 - 380) (bibliographic info) (download)
Subject Index: (p. 381 - 389) (bibliographic info) (download)
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