Improving the CPI: The record and suggested next steps

Popkin, Joel
July 1997
Business Economics;July97, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p42
Academic Journal
Emphasizes the use of a cost-of-living (COLI) concept as the basis for the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Basis of the establishment of Price Research Division at Bureau of Labor (BLS); Most comprehensive academic study about CPI; How the Stigler Committee recommends a COLI concept for CPI.


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