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Verzerrungen von Konsumentenpreisindices und ihr Einfluss auf das "reale" Wirtschaftswachstum- dargestellt am Beispiel der USA

  • Jochen Hartwig


  • Bernd Schips


    (ETH Zuerich)

Der Aufsatz gibt einen Überblick über die Quellen von Verzerrungen des US-amerikanischen Konsumentenpreisindexes (CPI) nach oben sowie nach unten und diskutiert die Maßnahmen, die das Bureau of Labor Statistics ergriffen hat, um sie zu beseitigen. Die verbliebenen Verzerrungen werden quantifiziert. Weiterhin wird die Frage aufgeworfen, um wie viel die Veränderungen in der Berechungsweise des CPI die Wachstumsraten des "realen" US-Bruttoinlandsprodukts angehoben haben. Es erweist sich, dass die Divergenz in den Wachstumsraten der USA und der EU seit 1997 fast zur Gänze auf unterschiedliche Berechnungsweisen zurückgeführt werden kann.

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Article provided by Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics in its journal Journal of Economics and Statistics.

Volume (Year): 225 (2005)
Issue (Month): 4 (July)
Pages: 394-412

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