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Author Heston, Alan
Title International and Interarea Comparisons of Income, Output, and Prices
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000
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Series National Bureau of Economic Research Studies in Income and Wealth ; v.61
National Bureau of Economic Research Studies in Income and Wealth
Note Intro -- International and Interarea Comparisons of Income, Output, and Prices -- Contents -- Prefatory Note -- Introduction -- I. Theoretical Bases of Multilateral Interspatial Comparisons -- 1. Axiomatic and Economic Approaches to International Comparisons -- 2. International Comparisons Using Spanning Trees -- II. Interarea Price and Wage Comparisons -- 3. Interarea Price Comparisons for Heterogeneous Goods and Several Levels of Commodity Aggregation -- 4. Constructing Interarea Compensation Cost Indexes with Data from Multiple Surveys -- 5. Cities in Brazil: An Interarea Price Comparison -- III. Informal Reports on Methods and the Geographic Expansion of the International Comparison Program -- 6. Purchasing Power Parities for Medical Care and Health Expenses -- 7. Comparisons for Countries of Central and Eastern Europe -- 8. Multilateral Comparison of the Baltic Countries, 1993 -- 9. Report on the Romania-Republic of Moldova Bilateral Comparison, Benchmark Year 1993 -- 10. A Critique of CIA Estimates of Soviet Performance from the Gerschenkron Perspective -- IV. Reports from the International Comparisons of Output and Productivity Program -- 11. The Measurement of Performance in Distribution, Transport, and Communications: The ICOP Approach Applied to Brazil, Mexico, France, and the United States -- 12. Prices, Quantities, and Productivity in Industry: A Study of Transition Economies in a Comparative Perspective -- V. Applications of International Comparison Data -- 13. The Effects of Price Regulation on Productivity in Pharmaceuticals -- 14. Specialization and Productivity Performance in Low-, Medium-, and High-Tech Manufacturing Industries -- 15. Wage Dispersion and Country Price Levels -- 16. The World Distribution of Well-being Dissected -- Glossary -- Contributors -- Author Index -- Subject Index
Economists wish to compare prices, real income, and output across countries and regions for many purposes. In the past, such comparisons were made in nominal terms, or by using exchange rates across countries, ignoring differences in price levels and thus distorting the results. Great progress has been made in interspatial comparisons in the past thirty years, but descriptions and discussions of the new measures have been scattered in unpublished or inaccessible papers.International and Interarea Comparisons of Income, Output, and Prices includes discussions of developments in the United Nations International Comparison Program, the largest effort in this field, and in the ICOP program on the production side, including efforts in both to extend the comparisons to the formerly planned economies. Other papers in this volume explore new programs on interspatial comparisons within the United States. There are also theoretical papers on how interspatial comparisons should be made and several examples of uses of such comparisons
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Link Print version: Heston, Alan International and Interarea Comparisons of Income, Output, and Prices Chicago : University of Chicago Press,c2000 9780226331102
Subject National income -- Congresses.;Prices -- Congresses
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