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Title Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services : Essays in Honor of Zvi Griliches / Edited by Ernst R. Berndt and Charles R. Hulten
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 606 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in income and wealth ; v. 67
Studies in income and wealth ; v. 67
Contents Theory and measurement : an essay in honor of Zvi Griliches / Charles R. Hulten -- Production function and wage equation estimation with heterogeneous labor : evidence from a new matched employer-employee data set / Judith Hellerstein and David Neumark -- Where does the time go? : concepts and measurement in the American time-use survey / Harley Frazis and Jay Stewart -- Technology and the theory of Vintage Aggregation / Michael J. Harper -- Why do computers depreciate? / Michael J. Geske, Valerie A. Ramey, and Matthew D. Shapiro -- Downward bias in the most important CPI component: the case of Rental Shelter, 1914-2003 / Robert J. Gordon and Todd vanGoethem -- Pricing at the on-ramp to the internet : price indices for ISPs during the 1990s / Greg Stranger and Shane Greenstein -- Different approaches to estimating Hedonic indexes / Saeed Heravi and Mick Silver -- Price indexes for microsoft's personal computer software products / Jaison R. Abel, Ernst R. Berndt, and Alan G. White -- International comparisons of R & D expenditure : does an R & D PPP make a difference? / Sean M. Dougherty [and others] -- Information technology and the G7 economies / Dale W. Jorgenson -- The role of semiconductor inputs in IT hardware price decline : computers vs. communications / Ana Aizcorbe, Kenneth Flamm, and Anjum Khurshid -- Computer input, computer networks, and productivity / B.K. Atrostic and Sang Nguyen -- Services productivity in the United States : Griliches' services volume revisited / Barry P. Bosworth and Jack E. Triplett -- A consistent accounting of U.S. productivity growth / Eric J. Bartelsman and J. Joseph Beaulieu -- Should exact index numbers have standard errors? : theory and application to Asian growth / Robert C. Feenstra and Marshall B. Reinsdorf -- What really happened to consumption inequality in the United States? / Orazio Attanasio, Erich Battistin, and Hidehiko Ichimura -- Technology adoption from hybrid corn to beta blockers / Jonathan Skinner and Douglas Staiger
Summary The celebrated economist Zvi Griliches's entire career can be viewed as an attempt to advance the cause of accuracy in economic measurement. His interest in the causes and consequences of technical progress led to his pathbreaking work on price hedonics, now the principal analytical technique available to account for changes in product quality. Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services, a collection of papers from an NBER conference held in Griliches's honor, is a tribute to his many contributions to current economic thought. Here, leading scholars of economic measurement address issues in the areas o
Notes Conference proceedings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Griliches, Zvi, 1930-1999.
Econometrics -- Congresses.
Income distribution -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Bethesda (Md., 2003)
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Berndt, Ernst R.
Hulten, Charles R.
LC no. 2006100534
ISBN 0226044505 (electronic bk.)
9780226044507 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)