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Title Price indexes in time and space : methods and practice / Luigi Biggeri, Guido Ferrari, editors
Published Heidelberg : Physica Verlag, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 264 pages) : illustrations
Series Contributions to statistics, 1431-1968
Contributions to statistics.
Contents pt. 1. Consumer price indexes time-space integration -- pt. 2. Consumer price indexes in space -- pt. 3. Subindexes -- pt. 4. Price indexes in national accounts -- pt. 5. Price indexes in financial markets
Summary This book deals with the currently most relevant topics in price index numbers theory and practice. The problem of the harmonization of Consumer Price Indexes (CPIs) and the time-space integration of baskets is analyzed at the EU-zone level, with methodological and practical proposals on how to proceed for an overall treatment of the matter. Another issue is comparisons between Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) and CPIs. Likewise, the construction of sub-indexes for households, economic and social groups is investigated, in order to obtain specific inflation measurement instruments. The book provides evidence from the most updated databases. Among the other issues treated in this book are spatial comparisons of price levels through PPPs and the international comparisons of macroeconomic aggregates, a re-consideration of index numbers theory, the measurement of production in non-market services, deflation problems, and price indexes in financial markets
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Consumer price indexes.
Purchasing power parity.
Index numbers (Economics)
Economics -- Statistical methods.
Cost and standard of living.
Inflation (Finance)
Form Electronic book
Author Biggeri, Luigi, editor
Ferrari, Guido, 1940 June 8- editor
ISBN 3790821403