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Price Indexes for Medical Care Goods and Services: An Overview of Measurement Issues

Ernst R. Berndt, David M. Cutler, Richard G. Frank, Zvi Griliches, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Jack E. Triplett

in Medical Care Output and Productivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The measurement of the output of the medical care system is necessary to assess the productivity levels and growth of a country's economy and medical care system. Medical price indexes have uses ... More


The BLS Productivity Measurement Program

Edwin R. Dean and Michael J. Harper (eds)

in New Developments in Productivity Analysis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226360621
eISBN:
9780226360645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360645.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Productivity measurement has long been an important activity of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This program has evolved over the years, stimulated by changes in data availability, by new ... More


Big Government and Small Universities Take On Big Information, 1870–1941

James W. Cortada

in All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190460679
eISBN:
9780190460709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460679.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter argues that government in America became complex and large, requiring more varied types of information, just as did large commercial enterprises. It describes how three agencies used ... More


Business Employment Dynamics

Richard L. Clayton and James R. Spletzer

in Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226172569
eISBN:
9780226172576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226172576.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter presents an overview of the Business Employment Dynamics (BED) database at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It also provides a detailed analysis of job creation and destruction in ... More


A Prejudice Which May Cloud the Mentality: The Making of Objectivity in Early Twentieth-Century Occupational Health

Christopher Sellers

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.11
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Today, environmental health professionals assess hazards in the workplace or the outside air by comparing sampled levels against official Threshold Limit Values (TLV's). But before today's reliance ... More


Why Do BLS Hours Series Tell Different Stories about Trends in Hours Worked?

Harley Frazis and Jay Stewart

in Labor in the New Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226001432
eISBN:
9780226001463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001463.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter focuses on the Bureau of Labor Statistics differences in work hours. The number of hours that people work for pay is an important economic measure for labor utilization and it is also ... More


Introduction

Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Steven Landefeld, and William D. Nordhaus (eds)

in A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226410845
eISBN:
9780226410876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410876.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this volume about the proposed new architecture of the U.S. national accounts and the National Income and Product Accounts (NIPAs). The chapters in ... More


Blueprint for Expanded and Integrated U.S. Accounts: Review, Assessment, and Next Steps

Dale W. Jorgenson and J. Steven Landefeld (eds)

in A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226410845
eISBN:
9780226410876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410876.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter outlines the key elements of the new architecture of the expanded and integrated U.S. national accounts. This system integrates the U.S. National Income and Product Accounts (NIPAs) with ... More


An Integrated BEA/BLS Production Account: A First Step and Theoretical Considerations

Barbara M. Fraumeni, Michael J. Harper, Susan G. Powers, and Robert E. Yuskavage (eds)

in A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226410845
eISBN:
9780226410876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410876.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the similarities and differences between output measures produced by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It describes framework for the ... More


Panel Remarks

Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Steven Landefeld, and William D. Nordhaus (eds)

in A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226410845
eISBN:
9780226410876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410876.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter discusses the panelists' opinion on the outcome of the Conference on a New Architecture for the U.S. national accounts. They all agree that the conference has accomplished the objective ... More


Price Index Estimation Using Price Imputation for Unsold Items

Ralph Bradley

in Scanner Data and Price Indexes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226239651
eISBN:
9780226239668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239668.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter proposes an econometric procedure that assigns a virtual price and contrasts it to other procedures. Imputation of missing prices can be done implicitly or explicitly. Missing prices can ... More


Apparel Prices 1914–1993 and the Hulten/Bruegel Paradox

Robert J. Gordon (ed.)

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/9780226148571.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter describes the comparison of hedonic and matched-model (MM) indexes for apparel prices in the United States using Sears catalogue data over the period 1914–1993, and compares the ... More


CPI Bias from Supercenters: Does the BLS Know That Wal-Mart Exists?

Jerry Hausman and Ephraim Leibtag (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/9780226148571.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter focuses on the fact that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) does not compare the prices charged for the same items at different outlets. It describes how the Bureau of Labor Statistics ... More


A Day in the Life of a Bishop

Stephen J. Fichter, Thomas P. Gaunt, Catherine Hoegeman, and Paul M. Perl

in Catholic Bishops in the United States: Church Leadership in the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190920289
eISBN:
9780190920319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190920289.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the normal daily routines that bishops follow and compares their averages (in terms of hours spent sleeping and working) to those of other American males in their same age ... More


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