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Splicing Index Numbers

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  • Hill, R.
  • Fox, K.

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This article demonstrates the compelling case for using the geometric mean formula for splicing overlapping index number series. The justification for using the geometric mean rests on the fact that it is the only symmetric mean formula that generates a spliced series that is invariant to rescaling of the original series.

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Paper provided by New South Wales - School of Economics in its series Papers with number 95/38.

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Length: 6 pages
Date of creation: 1995
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Handle: RePEc:fth:nesowa:95/38

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Keywords: ECONOMETRICS;

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  1. Richard G. Anderson & Jason Buol, 2005. "Revisions to user costs for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis monetary services indices," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Nov, pages 735-50.

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