Does deflation method matter for productivity measures?
In this paper, we argue against the use the double deflation method to produce an equilibrating system of account at a constant price. In fact, by relaxing such a condition, by means of the single deflation method, we obtain a measure of purchasing power transfer that can be decomposed in productivity and market distortion. Results are presented for the evolution of the Italian economy for the periods 1995-2002
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- Gabrielle Antille & Emilio Fontela, 2003. "The Terms of Trade and the International Transfers of Productivity Gains," Economic Systems Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(1), pages 3-19, March.
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