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The Measurement of Durable Goods Prices

Robert J. Gordon

Published in January 1990 by University of Chicago Press
© 1990 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

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752 pages
ISBN: 0-226-30455-8

Table of Contents

Front matter. (p. -19 - -4) (bibliographic info) (download)
Preface. (p. -3 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Introduction and Summary of Findings. (p. 3 - 39) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Conceptual Issues in the Measurement of Price and Quality Changes. (p. 40 - 78) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. The Methodology of Quality Adjustment. (p. 79 - 110) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Commercial Aircraft. (p. 111 - 156) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Electric Utility Generating Equipment. (p. 157 - 187) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Computer Processors and Peripherals . (p. 188 - 240) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Electrical Appliances. (p. 241 - 320) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. New and Used Automobiles. (p. 321 - 382) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Other Products. (p. 383 - 416) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. Specification Price Indexes from Sears Catalog Data. (p. 417 - 489) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. Using Unit Value Indexes to Measure Transaction Prices and Quality Change. (p. 490 - 518) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. Weighting the Alternative Data Sources into New Price and Output Measures for Producer and Consumer Durable Equipment. (p. 519 - 560) (bibliographic info) (download)
Appendix A. Producer Price Indexes and Weights for Deflating Producers' Durable Equipment in the NIPA, 1967 and Earlier Years. (p. 561 - 569) (bibliographic info) (download)
Appendix B (Tables B.l-B.17). Detailed Product-by-product Annual Listing of Alternative and Official Price Indexes (1972 = 1.00). (p. 570 - 695) (bibliographic info) (download)
Appendix C (Tables C.l-C.6). "Secondary" PDE Categories, Annual Listing of Alternative and Official Price Indexes (1972 = 1.00). (p. 696 - 704) (bibliographic info) (download)
References. (p. 705 - 714) (bibliographic info) (download)
Index. (p. 715 - 723) (bibliographic info) (download)
 
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