True Multilateral Indexex for International Comparisons of Purchasing Power and Real Income
I consider the problem of choosing index numbers of puchasing power and real income for international comparisons. I show that the desirable properties of methods based on the Fisher Ideal index do not extend to multilateral comparisons, except when tastes are homothetic.
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