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Measurement of Inflation: Another Stochastic Approach


  • Michal Andrle


In this paper, we present an alternative approach to inflation and inflation measurement based on Menger’s theory of inner exchange value of money and on the stochastic approach to index numbers. We briefly describe the characteristics of the sample cross-section distribution of price changes. We propose a measure of inflation based on Törnqvist price index adjusted by the (a)symmetric trimmed means.

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  • Michal Andrle, 2003. "Measurement of Inflation: Another Stochastic Approach," Macroeconomics 0306014, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0306014 Note: Type of Document - Tex; prepared on IBM PC - PC-TEX; to print on HP; pages: 38; figures: included

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    1. Zahid, Asghar & Frahat, Tahira, 2010. "Measuring inflation through stochastic approach to index numbers," MPRA Paper 21513, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    inflation stochastic index number Tornqvist;

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    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation

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