International and Interarea Comparisons of Income, Output, and Prices

Alan Heston and Robert E. Lipsey, editors

Published in January 1999 by University of Chicago Press
© 1999 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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496 pages
ISBN: 0-226-33110-5

Table of Contents

Front matter, prefatory note, table of contents: Alan Heston, Robert E. Lipsey (p. -13 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Alan Heston, Robert E. Lipsey (p. 1 - 9) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Axiomatic and Economic Approaches to International Comparisons: W. Erwin Diewert (p. 13 - 107) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
2. International Comparisons Using Spanning Trees: Robert J. Hill (p. 109 - 120) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Interarea Price Comparisons for Heterogeneous Goods and Several Levels of Commodity Aggregation: Mary F. Kokoski, Brent R. Moulton, Kimberly D. Zieschang (p. 123 - 169) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Constructing Interarea Compensation Cost Indexes with Data from Multiple Surveys: W. Brooks Pierce, John W. Ruser, Kimberly D. Zieschang (p. 171 - 210) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Cities in Brazil: An Interarea Price Comparison: Bettina H. Aten (p. 211 - 229) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Purchasing Power Parities for Medical Care and Health Expenses: An Informal Report: Giuliano Amerini (p. 233 - 238) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Comparisons for Countries of Central and Eastern Europe: An Informal Report: Alfred Franz (p. 239 - 249) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. Multilateral Comparison of the Baltic Countries, 1993: An Informal Report: Seppo Varjonen (p. 251 - 259) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Report on the Romania-Republic of Moldova Bilateral Comparison, Benchmark Year 1993: An Informal Report : Daniela Elena Stefbescu, Maria Chiainevschi (p. 261 - 270) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. A Critique of CIA Estimates of Soviet Performance from the Gerschenkron Perspective: Yuri Dikhano (p. 271 - 276) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. The Measurement of Performance in Distribution, Transport, and Communications: The ICOP Approach Applied to Brazil, Mexico, France, and the United States: Nanno Mulder (p. 279 - 325) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. Prices, Quantities, and Productivity in Industry: A Study of Transition Economies in a Comparative Perspective: Bart van Ark, Erik Monnikhof, Marcel Timmer (p. 327 - 367) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. The Effects of Price Regulation on Productivity in Pharmaceuticals: Patricia M. Danzon, Allison Percy (p. 371 - 418) (bibliographic info) (download)
14. Specialization and Productivity Performance in Low-, Medium-, and High-Tech Manufacturing Industries: Edward N. Wolff (p. 419 - 452) (bibliographic info) (download)
15. Wage Dispersion and Country Price Levels: Robert E. Lipsey, Birgitta Swedenborg (p. 453 - 477) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
16. The World Distribution of Well-being Dissected: Robert Summers, Alan Heston (p. 479 - 508) (bibliographic info) (download)
Glossary: Alan Heston, Robert E. Lipsey (p. 509 - 515) (bibliographic info) (download)
List of contributors, Indexes: Alan Heston, Robert E. Lipsey (p. 517 - 532) (bibliographic info) (download)
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