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Author:Sigalla, Fiona 

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A survey of measurement biases in price indexes

This paper reviews the literature on measurement error in the major US price indexes?the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the Producer Price Index (RPI), and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) deflators. We take as our point of departure Triplett's, 1975, survey and focus on the studies of measurement error that have appeared since then. We review the problems of substitution bias, quality bias, new goods bias, and outlet substitution bias that are generally considered to be the main sources of error in price indexes. The bulk of the paper is devoted to problems in the CPI and PPI, as the GDP ...
Working Papers , Paper 9340

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Measuring regional cost of living

Working Papers , Paper 9713

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Texas' border: on the front line of change

Southwest Economy , Issue Mar , Pages 1-2

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Regional update

Southwest Economy , Issue Sep , Pages 11

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Is the pension system a liability?

Southwest Economy , Issue Sep , Pages 1, 7-12

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Texas finds cover from U.S. economic storm

The 2007 Texas expansion was persistently underrated. While a national economic slowdown attracted headlines, the state's economy quietly grew at a rate that was Texas proud. ; State job growth of 3.1 percent last year was triple the nation's 1 percent - and exceeded the state's long-run average of 2.8 percent for the third year in a row. While declines in homebuilding were sizable, overall construction remained at high levels in Texas. Oil and gas drilling returned to heights not seen since the early 1980s energy boom.
Southwest Economy , Issue Jan , Pages 3-7

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Insurance: a risk to the economy ?

Southwest Economy , Issue Jul , Pages 6 - 8

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Regional update : Texas economy weathering the storm

Southwest Economy , Issue Sep , Pages 15

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Texas economy shifts into higher gear

Southwest Economy , Issue Jan , Pages 3-7

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The Texas economy: almost a boom

Southwest Economy , Issue Jan , Pages 3-7

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