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Core CPI: excluding food, energy ... and used cars?

Although used car prices represent only a small portion of the consumer price index, their extreme volatility has had a major impact on the measured inflation rate. To explain this relationship, the authors describe how used cars are treated in the CPI and explore what might cause the wide swings in used car prices.
Current Issues in Economics and Finance , Volume 2 , Issue Apr

Journal Article
Agglomeration in the U.S. auto supplier industry

Analysis of a large set of plant-level data shows the auto supplier industry to be highly spatially concentrated. Data on location of the plants' customers, however, suggest that immediate proximity to assembly plant is not necessary, despite a production system that emphasized low inventories and tight linkages.
Economic Perspectives , Volume 23 , Issue Q I , Pages 18-34

Conference Paper
View of recessions from the automobile industry

Conference Series ; [Proceedings] , Volume 42 , Issue Jun , Pages 371-376

Journal Article
The geography of lean manufacturing: recent evidence from the U.S. auto industry

Economic Perspectives , Volume 19 , Issue Nov

Journal Article
Economic history : Wheels of change : the automotive industry's sweeping effects on the Fifth District

Econ Focus , Volume 7 , Issue Win , Pages 36-39

Briefing
Explaining the car industry cluster: the case of U.S. car makers from 1895-1969

The geographic clustering of companies within an industry is often attributed to several agglomeration economies: intra-industry spillovers (benefits from proximity to firms in the same industry), inter-industry spillovers (benefits from proximity to firms in related industries), and spinoffs (firms established by former employees of a company in the same industry). Analysis of data on the U.S. auto industry in its first 75 years sheds light on the relative importance of those forces to the clustering of car makers
Richmond Fed Economic Brief , Issue Oct

Newsletter
After the perfect storm: What’s next for the auto industry?

Amid the global recession in 2008?09, the U.S. auto industry experienced its worst downturn in recent memory. While conditions have improved in 2010, questions about which factors will shape the industry?s competitiveness remain. The Chicago Fed hosted a conference on May 10?11, 2010, at its Detroit Branch to explore the industry?s past, present, and future.
Chicago Fed Letter , Issue Aug

Journal Article
Florida drives the national auto market

The Sunshine State represents the nation's second-largest car market. Changes in the marketplace - from sagging fleet sales to strong import performance - reverberate from Florida to Detroit and beyond.
EconSouth , Volume 9 , Issue 1

Newsletter
The impact of the auto industry on the economy

Chicago Fed Letter , Issue Mar

Newsletter
Linkages across the border--the Great Lakes economy

Chicago Fed Letter , Issue Jul

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