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Inflation : history and measurement

Author: Robert O'Neill; Jeff Ralph; Paul A Smith
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2017.
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This book is a non-technical introduction to the history of - and current measurement practice of - inflation for the United Kingdom, with comparative international case studies. The authors describe the historical development of inflation measures in a global context, and do so without using formal mathematical language and related jargon that relates only to a few specialist scholars. Although inflation is a  Read more...
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O'Neill, Robert.
Inflation : History and Measurement.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert O'Neill; Jeff Ralph; Paul A Smith
ISBN: 9783319641256 3319641255
OCLC Number: 1012345004
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 375 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction --
Chapter 2. What is Inflation? --
Chapter 3. The Origins of Inflation Measurement: 1700-1879 --
Chapter 4. What is a Price Index? --
Chapter 5. Developments in the Period 1880-1945 --
Chapter 6. The Development of the Retail Prices Index: 1947-1989 --
Chapter 7. What's in the Basket? --
Chapter 8. Price Collection --
Chapter 9. Estimating Household Expenditure Shares --
Chapter 10. Years of Change: 1990-2010 --
Chapter 11. Measuring Inflation at a Detailed Level --
Chapter 12. What Should we be Measuring? --
Chapter 13. Recent Developments: 2009-2016 --
Chapter 14. Other Price Indices --
Chapter 15. A Look to the Future.
Responsibility: Robert O'Neill, Jeff Ralph, Paul A. Smith.

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