The Generalized Unit Value Index
AbstractThe inflation rate is normally computed as a weighted average of individual price changes. Alternatively, this rate could be evaluated by comparing average price levels. Unfortunately, this methodology has received limited attention in past research. This study attempts to remedy this situation by introducing a group of Generalized Unit Value indices that evaluate price level changes. The group includes some well-known (Laspeyres, Paasche, Banerjee), hardly known (Lehr, Davies), and previously unknown price indices. An assessment of their axiomatic properties is presented.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Trier, Department of Economics in its series Research Papers in Economics with number 2011-12.
Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Index Theory; Inflation; Unit Value; Measurement;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
- E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
- E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
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- Mick Silver, 2010. "The Wrongs And Rights Of Unit Value Indices," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 56(s1), pages S206-S223, 06.
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