Microeconomic Foundations for the Theory of International Comparisons
The paper establishes a basis in economic theory for solving the problem of how to make comparisons of aggregate quantities and price levels across two or more geographic regions. To this end, two new classes of relative purchasing power measures are set out and the dual relationships between them are explored.
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|Publication status:||Published: – revised version in Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 101, No. 2 (December 2001), pp. 585–605|
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