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Regional Consumer Price Differences Within Germany: Information Demand, Data Supply and the Role of the Consumer Price Index

  • Linz Stefan


    (Statistisches Bundesamt, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany)

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    Every month the Consumer Price Index for Germany (CPI) provides comprehensive and detailed information regarding the price development over time. However, when differences in the price level across regions in Germany have to be analysed at a given point in time, sufficient information is not available at present.

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    Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik).

    Volume (Year): 230 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 6 (December)
    Pages: 814-831

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    Handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:230:y:2010:i:6:p:814-831
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