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Measurement of Inflation: Another Stochastic Approach

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  • Michal Andrle
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    In this paper, we present an alternative approach to inflation and inflation measurement based on Menger’s theory of inner exchange value of money and on the stochastic approach to index numbers. We briefly describe the characteristics of the sample cross-section distribution of price changes. We propose a measure of inflation based on Törnqvist price index adjusted by the (a)symmetric trimmed means.

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    Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Macroeconomics with number 0306014.

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    Length: 38 pages
    Date of creation: 19 Jun 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0306014

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    Keywords: inflation stochastic index number Tornqvist;

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