Journal of Official Statistics, Vol.6, No.2, 1990. pp. 179–204
Miscellanea, Improving Consumer Price Indexes
John F. Early
Abstract:Design and procedural improvements of Consumer Price Indexes are suggested. Specific consequences of economic theory are developed. The results are applied to homeowner shelter costs and other measurement issues. Advances in sample design and estimation techniques are reviewed. The contributions of quality management, technological applications, and error profiles are also addressed.
Keywords:Consumer price index; consumer theory; sample design; non-sampling error; quality; cost of living index.
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