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The impact of reduced inflation estimates on real output and productivity growth

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  • Charles Steindel

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Despite posting their strongest sustained performance in many years, recent measures of output and productivity growth have still fallen short of their 1960-73 averages. Could data-measurement problems affecting the pricing of some services account for the inability of these widely tracked U.S. growth indexes to match their earlier rates?

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of New York in its journal Current Issues in Economics and Finance.

Volume (Year): 5 (1999)
Issue (Month): Jun ()
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fednci:y:1999:i:jun:n:v.5no.9

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Keywords: Economic indicators ; Productivity ; Gross domestic product ; Economic development ; Statistics ; Inflation (Finance);

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  1. Brian Motley, 1992. "Index numbers and the measurement of real GDP," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, pages 3-13.
  2. Daniel E. Sichel, 2000. "The Productivity Slowdown: Is A Growing Unmeasurable Sector The Culprit?," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 79(3), pages 367-370, August.
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  1. Charles Steindel & Kevin Stiroh, 2001. "Productivity: what is it and why do we care about it?," Staff Reports 122, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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