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The Boskin Commission Report and Its Aftermath

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  • Gordon, Robert-J

    (Northwestern U and NBER)

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    This paper summarizes the analysis and findings of the Boskin Commission, reviews criticisms, provides responses to criticisms, and summarizes recent changes in the CPI and recent research on price measurement.

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    Article provided by Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan in its journal Monetary and Economic Studies.

    Volume (Year): 17 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 3 (December)
    Pages: 41-68

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    Handle: RePEc:ime:imemes:v:17:y:1999:i:3:p:41-68

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