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An Analysis of Provincial Prices in New Zealand: 1885-1913

The paper discusses the construction of a new Consumer Price Index (CPI) for New Zealand, 1885-1913, based upon aggregation of data from the four largest provincial districts: Auckland, Canterbury, Otago and Wellington. Using these new provincial data, we explore the degree of market integration within the New Zealand dairy and meat sectors, and consider whether anecdotal evidence on South-North price convergence is supported statistically.

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Paper provided by University of Waikato, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 13/15.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 10 Oct 2013
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Handle: RePEc:wai:econwp:13/15
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