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Real Estate and Other Markets

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:
10.1093/0198294182.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

There are other income factors, besides the aggregate national income and labour income factors discussed in Ch. 4, that contribute as much uncertainty to the incomes of individuals and organizations ... More


What Happened to the Standard of Living Before the Industrial Revolution? New Evidence from the Western Part of the Netherlands

Jan Luiten van Zanden

in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Presents improved estimates of the cost of living and the real wages of labourers in the western part of the Netherlands. The results show that even in this relatively dynamic economy there was a ... More


Measuring Inflation in Egypt: Assessment of the CPI Accuracy

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in What Drives Prices in Egypt?: An Analysis in Light of International Experience

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163036
eISBN:
9781617970344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163036.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The most widely used total or headline inflation measure is the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Inflation is often said to be “persistent increases in the general level of prices, or a persistent decline ... More


Measuring Welfare Changes—A Brief Overview

Chris Jones

in Applied Welfare Economics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199281978
eISBN:
9780191602535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281971.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines welfare measures when they are made without cardinal utility functions to understand the properties of the aggregate dollar changes in utility computed in a conventional ... More


The True Index

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the second of five chapters about the cost of living problem and price indices, a typical area for what is understood as choice theory. It discusses the price index, which is associated with ... More


Consumers’ Shift to Debt

Matthew P. Drennan

in Income Inequality: Why It Matters and Why Most Economists Didn't Notice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300209587
eISBN:
9780300216349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209587.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Debt of households has been rising rapidly since 1995. The debt to income ratio of the bottom 95 percent of the income distribution has risen well above 140 percent. The same measure for the top five ... More


Wald's ‘New Formula’

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the last of five chapters about the cost of living problem and price indices, a typical area for what is understood as choice theory. Together with the previous two chapters, it discusses ... More


Consumer Budgets and Price Indices

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:
10.1093/0198285213.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the most ambitious of the papers in Part I of the book that are explicitly concerned with budgeting; it is from an unpublished typescript dated 1965. Here, Gorman discards the previously ... More


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


Fisher and Byushgens

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the third of five chapters about the cost of living problem and price indices, a typical area for what is understood as choice theory. Together with the next two chapters, it discusses ... 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


Separable Utility and Aggregation

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:
10.1093/0198285213.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Separability is a maintained hypothesis throughout this paper, which was published in Econometrica 27 (1959). Hence, the results of the previous paper are applicable: that is, it begins with the ... More


Notes on Divisia Indices

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:
10.1093/0198285213.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This paper is from an unpublished typescript written for a workshop at the University of North Carolina in 1970, and is a summary of what was known at the time about Divisia price indices, plus some ... More


A Practical Guide to Price Index and Hedonic Techniques

Ana M. Aizcorbe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702429
eISBN:
9780191772115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702429.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book provides an accessible guide to price index and hedonic techniques, with a focus on how to best apply these techniques and interpret the resulting measures. One goal of this book is to ... More


Price and Quantity Levels

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the first of five chapters about the cost of living problem and price indices, a typical area for what is understood as choice theory. It discusses price and quantity levels. The four ... More


The Four‐Point Formula

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the fourth of five chapters about the cost of living problem and price indices, a typical area for what is understood as choice theory. Together with the previous and next chapters it ... More


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


New Multicity Estimates of the Changes in Home Values, 1920–1940

Price Fishback and Trevor Kollmann

in Housing and Mortgage Markets in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226073842
eISBN:
9780226093284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226093284.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Robert Shiller created the most commonly cited time series for nonfarm home values and prices between 1920 and 1940 by splicing a series developed by Grebler, Blank, and Winnick (1956) for 1890 to ... More


Price Indexes

Ana M. Aizcorbe

in A Practical Guide to Price Index and Hedonic Techniques

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702429
eISBN:
9780191772115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702429.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter provides a description of basic price index techniques, the intuition underlying their construction, and how one interprets the results. In particular, the chapter provides instructions ... More


Managing against the Barclays MBS Index: Prices and Returns

Eric M. Wang and Bruce D. Phelps

in The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities: 7th Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785774
eISBN:
9780191827594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785774.003.0029
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter describes the Barclays mortgage-based securities (MBS) index pricing and returns methodologies and highlights the price and return dynamics that result. The Barclays Fixed-Rate MBS Index ... More


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