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Housing Costs in the CPI: What Are We Measuring?


  • Joseph G Carson

    () (Global Economic Research Department, Alliance Capital, New York, NY, 10105, USA.)

  • David S Johnson

    () (Consumer Price and Price Indices Department, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC, 20212, USA.)

  • Charles Steindel

    () (Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY, 10045, USA.)


The treatment of owner-occupied housing in the Consumer Price Index has long been a subject of confusion and consternation. Thus, a session to explore the issues was organized at the National Association for Business Economics Annual Meeting in Chicago on September 26, 2005.Business Economics (2006) 41, 59–68; doi:10.2145/20060108

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  • Joseph G Carson & David S Johnson & Charles Steindel, 2006. "Housing Costs in the CPI: What Are We Measuring?," Business Economics, Palgrave Macmillan;National Association for Business Economics, vol. 41(1), pages 59-68, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:buseco:v:41:y:2006:i:1:p:59-68

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