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At What Price?: Conceptualizing and Measuring Cost of Living and Price Indexes
How well does the consumer price index (CPI) reflect the changes that people actually face in living costs--from apples to computers to health care? Given how it is used, is it desirable to construct the CPI as a cost-of-living index (COLI)? With what level of accuracy is it possible to construct a single index that represents changes in the living costs of the nation's di ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published February 22nd 2002 by National Academies Press
(first published 2002)
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