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A Review of Reviews: Ninety Years of Professional Thinking About the Consumer Price Index

Marshall Reinsdorf and Jack E. Triplett (eds)

in Price Index Concepts and Measurement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226148557
eISBN:
9780226148571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226148571.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter provides a detailed history of the evolution of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), and a comprehensive review of the various commissions formed to study it. It reveals the long-standing ... More


Market Basket Economics: The Practice of Paperwork and Shopping Like an Expatriate

Heather Hindman

in Mediating the Global: Expatria's Forms and Consequences in Kathmandu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786515
eISBN:
9780804788557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786515.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Exactly how overseas workers should be treated and compensated has been contested, with some encouraging workers to “go native” while others adopt the “as if at home” strategy. This chapter explores ... More


Introduction What are the Issues?

W. Erwin Diewert, John Greenlees, and Charles Hulten (eds)

in Price Index Concepts and Measurement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226148557
eISBN:
9780226148571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226148571.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The role of the methodological foundation for a Consumer Price Index (CPI) has been examined and advocated in two previous reviews of the CPI: the 1961 Stigler Report2 and the 1996 Boskin Report. The ... More


Price Index Concepts and Measurement

W. Diewert, John Greenlees, and Charles R. Hulten (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226148557
eISBN:
9780226148571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226148571.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The report of the National Research Council Panel on Conceptual, Measurement, and Other Statistical Issues in Developing Cost-of-Living Indexes (COLI) addresses all the fundamental issues in consumer ... More


The Cost of Living

Nicola Amendola

in Measuring Wellbeing: A History of Italian Living Standards

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199944590
eISBN:
9780190218850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944590.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Despite the fact that Italy has recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of its political unification, geographical disparities stand out as a prominent characteristic of the Italian economy. In ... More


The Link between Preferences, Prices, Inequality, and Poverty: The Indian Evidence

Ranjan Ray

in Markets, Governance, and Institutions in the Process of Economic Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198812555
eISBN:
9780191850356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812555.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This paper documents the shift in the literature on prices from being exclusively a macro-topic featuring in the study of inflation, national income accounting, and cross-country income comparisons ... More


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