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Consumer Price Index. Does the Price Collection Frequency Matter? Some Monte Carlo Results

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  • Dikaios Tserkezos

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    (Department of Economics, University of Crete, Greece)

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    In this paper, we examine the effects of data collection frequency on the computation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Using stochastic simulation techniques, we conclude that the frequency of data collection has a considerable effect on CPI values. Our findings confirm the need for high levels of data collection frequency for the purpose of computing the CPI and, in general, for the more effective monitoring of developments in the cost of living, as this is approached on the basis of Consumer Price Index values.

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    Paper provided by University of Crete, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0820.

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    Length: 11 pages
    Date of creation: 03 Jun 2008
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    Publication status: Forthcoming in IARIW 30th General Conference
    Handle: RePEc:crt:wpaper:0820

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    Keywords: Frequency of Data Collection; Consumer Price Index; Stochastic Simulation.;

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