The Theory of the Cost-of-Living Index

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byRobert A. Pollak

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Providing a valuable resource for government economists, academics, and research libraries, this volume contains twelve papers by Robert Pollak--four previously unpublished--that explore the theory of the cost of living index. In addition to Pollak's classic paper, "The Theory of the Cost ofLiving Index," the volume includes papers on subindexes, the intertemporal cost of living index, welfare comparisons and equivalence scales, the social cost of living index, the treatment of "quality," and consumer durables in the cost of living index.

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This volume presents twelve papers-four previously unpublished-that explore the theory of the cost-of-living index, and demonstrate the ways that the theory, when suitably elaborated, provides principled answers to many of the practical problems that arise in constructing indexes of consumer prices.

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Providing a valuable resource for government economists, academics, and research libraries, this volume contains twelve papers by Robert Pollak--four previously unpublished--that explore the theory of the cost of living index. In addition to Pollak's classic paper, "The Theory of the Cost ofLiving Index," the volume includes papers on ...

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This volume presents twelve papers-four previously unpublished-that explore the theory of the cost-of-living index, and demonstrate the ways that the theory, when suitably elaborated, provides principled answers to many of the practical problems that arise in constructing indexes of consumer prices.

Robert A. Pollak is at University of Pennsylvania.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.57 × 6.38 × 0.87 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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This volume presents twelve papers-four previously unpublished-that explore the theory of the cost-of-living index, and demonstrate the ways that the theory, when suitably elaborated, provides principled answers to many of the practical problems that arise in constructing indexes of consumer prices.