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The Construction of Index Numbers for Contract Settlement

Robert J. Shiller

in Macro Markets: Creating Institutions for Managing Society's Largest Economic Risks

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294184
eISBN:
9780191596926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294182.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

When creating indices intended for use in cash settlement of futures contracts (or perpetual claims or options, or swaps, or other over‐the‐counter forward contracts or retail insurance contracts), ... More


The Problem of Index Revisions

Robert J. Shiller

in Macro Markets: Creating Institutions for Managing Society's Largest Economic Risks

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294184
eISBN:
9780191596926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294182.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Most published economic indices are revised after they are first published—information does not come in all at once, and timely publication dictates that the preliminary index numbers be later ... More


Index Numbers: Issues and Alternatives

Robert J. Shiller

in Macro Markets: Creating Institutions for Managing Society's Largest Economic Risks

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294184
eISBN:
9780191596926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294182.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This chapter addresses the fact that creating index numbers for settlement of contracts requires some judgement, and that no single method is likely to be applicable to all circumstances—there are ... More


Macro Markets: Creating Institutions for Managing Society's Largest Economic Risks

Robert J. Shiller

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294184
eISBN:
9780191596926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294182.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This book, which is part of the distinguished Clarendon Lectures in Economics series, puts forward a unique and authoritative set of detailed proposals for establishing new markets for the management ... More


Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

S. N. Afriat

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This book approaches various aspects of economics that have to do with choice, and the opportunity for it, such as individual and social choice, production, optimal programming, and the market. The ... More


Klein Aggregates and Conventional Index Numbers

W. M. Gorman

C. Blackorby and A. F. Shorrocks (eds)

in Separability and Aggregation: The Collected Works of W. M. Gorman, Volume I

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198285212
eISBN:
9780191596322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198285213.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This paper was presented at the European Meeting of the Econometric Society in Innsbruck in 1953; it has never been published, survives in several drafts, and was the first attempt to try to put ... More


Should Exact Index Numbers Have Standard Errors?: Theory and Application to Asian Growth

Robert C. Feenstra and Marshall B. Reinsdorf

in Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services: Essays in Honor of Zvi Griliches

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226044491
eISBN:
9780226044507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044507.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the relatively neglected issue of estimating sample variance in the context of constructing exact index numbers. Published index numbers are rarely accompanied by an indicator ... More


A Price for Everything?

Marc Fleurbaey and Didier Blanchet

in Beyond GDP: Measuring Welfare and Assessing Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199767199
eISBN:
9780199332557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767199.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter reviews old and recent arguments for and against monetary aggregates as social welfare indicators. It is organized as follows. Sections 3.1 and 3.2 examine two different ... More


The Index Number Problem: Construction Theorems

Sydney Afriat

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199670581
eISBN:
9780191773785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670581.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics, Microeconomics

A theft amounting to £1 was a capital offence in 1260 and a judge in 1610 affirmed the law could not then be applied since £1 was no longer what it was. Such association of money with a date is well ... More


The System of Inequalities ars > xs−xr

S. N. Afriat

in The Index Number Problem: Construction Theorems

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199670581
eISBN:
9780191773785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670581.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics, Microeconomics

The price index, a pervasive and old institution of economics, is a number issued by the Statistical Office that should tell anyone the ratio of costs for maintaining a given standard of living in ... More


Utility Construction—Revisited

S. N. Afriat

in The Index Number Problem: Construction Theorems

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199670581
eISBN:
9780191773785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670581.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics, Microeconomics

The proposal that demand is governed by utility leads to the question of how to arrive at the utility, from evidence provided by the demand. For while demand is, in principle, directly observable, ... More


Principles of Choice and Preference

S. N. Afriat

in The Index Number Problem: Construction Theorems

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199670581
eISBN:
9780191773785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670581.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics, Microeconomics

A first step in the examination of an act is to view it as a choice. With a choice there is the problem of accounting for the singularity of what is done which differentiates it in the variety of ... More


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