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Getting prices right : the debate over the consumer price index

Author: Dean Baker; Economic Policy Institute.
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Presents ... the report of the congressionally appointed Advisory Commission to Study the Consumer Price Index, popularly known as the Boskin Commission -- and critically evaluates its findings and implications."--Back cover.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dean Baker; Economic Policy Institute.
ISBN: 0765602210 9780765602213 0765602229 9780765602220
OCLC Number: 36977165
Notes: "Economic Policy Institute."
Description: ix, 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Dean Baker --
pt. 1. Toward a More Accurate Measure of the Cost of Living / Michael J. Boskin, Ellen R. Dulberger and Robert J. Gordon [and others] --
pt. 2. Does the CPI Overstate Inflation? An Analysis of the Boskin Commission Report / Dean Baker --
pt. 3. Additional Views on the Accuracy of the Consumer Price Index / Katharine G. Abraham, Barry P. Bosworth and Martin Feldstein.
Responsibility: Dean Baker, editor.

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An introduction to the significance of the debate surrounding the accuracy of the Consumer Price Index. The work presents the full text of the Boskin Commission report (stating that the CPI  Read more...

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