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Algeria

Algeria »

Source: Algeria : Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2013/49

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475535648

Keywords: capital formation, consumer price index

In this paper, the statistical appendix lists details regarding the supply and use of resources at current prices, sectoral breakdown of GDP at current prices, sectoral breakdown of real GDP growth, production expo...

Excerpt: Taming Indian Inflation

Excerpt: Taming Indian Inflation »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 February 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/TIIEAEX.073

ISBN: TIIEAEX

Keywords: Price indexes, Supply and demand, Financial statistics, Demand elasticity, Development, support price, nonfood, food expenditure, buffer stock, food category

Excerpt: Taming Indian Inflation...

An Index Number Formula Problem

An Index Number Formula Problem »

Source: An Index Number Formula Problem : The Aggregation of Broadly Comparable items

Volume/Issue: 2009/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mick Silver

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

ISBN: 9781451871661

Keywords: Unit value index, Superlative index, Consumer price index, Producer Price Index, equation, statistics, correlation, political economy, number theory,

Index number theory informs us that if data on matched prices and quantities are available, a superlative index number formula is best to aggregate heterogeneous items, and a unit value index to aggregate homogeneo...

Malawi

Malawi »

Source: Malawi : Technical Assistance Report on the Price Statistics Mission

Volume/Issue: 2013/359

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2013

ISBN: 9781475593143

Keywords: export price, exporters, import price, export price indexes

This paper discusses the findings of a Technical Assistance Report on the Price Statistics Mission to Malawi. It was concluded that more than 80 percent of the country unit values selected as the price indicators f...

How to Better Measure Hedonic Residential Property Price Indexes

How to Better Measure Hedonic Residential Property Price Indexes »

Source: How to Better Measure Hedonic Residential Property Price Indexes

Volume/Issue: 2016/213

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mick Silver

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475552249

Keywords: Hedonic regression, Econometric models, Real estate prices, Regression analysis, Price indexes, Hedonic Regressions; Residential Property Price Index; Commercial Property Price Index; House Price Index; Superlative Index Number; Thin Property Markets, Hedonic Regressions, Residential Property Price Index, Commercial Property Price Index, House Price Index

Hedonic regressions are used for property price index measurement to control for changes in the quality-mix of properties transacted. The paper consolidates the hedonic time dummy approach, characteristics approach...

The Plutocratic Bias in the CPI

The Plutocratic Bias in the CPI »

Source: The Plutocratic Bias in the CPI : Evidence from Spain

Volume/Issue: 2000/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Javier Ruiz Castillo , Eduardo Ley , and Mario Izquierdo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2000

ISBN: 9781451858174

Keywords: Consumer price index, cost-of-living index, aggregation, inflation, household expenditures, annual inflation, household-specific price indexes

We define the plutocratic bias as the difference between inflation measured according to the current official CPI and a democratic index in which all households receive the same weight. We estimate that during the...

Drift in Producer Price Indexes for the Former Soviet Union (FSU) Countries

Drift in Producer Price Indexes for the Former Soviet Union (FSU) Countries »

Source: Drift in Producer Price Indexes for the Former Soviet Union (FSU) Countries

Volume/Issue: 1994/35

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Zieschang , and François Lequiller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1994

ISBN: 9781451978476

Keywords: inflation, transition economies, producer price index, price fluctuations

The purpose of this paper is to show that, under the price fluctuations that characterize most transition economies, the commonly used chain index derived from the published month-to-month price change of the PPI i...

World Economic Outlook, September 2011
			: Slowing Growth, Rising Risks

World Economic Outlook, September 2011 : Slowing Growth, Rising Risks »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2011

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616351205.081

ISBN: 9781616351205

Keywords: Asia, Budget deficits, Capital inflows, Commodity prices, Consumer price indexes, Current account balances, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Energy prices, Fiscal sustainability

The September 2011 edition of the World Economic Outlook assesses the prospects for the global economy, which is now in a dangerous new phase. Global activity has weakened and become more uneven, confidence has fal...

Do Unit Value Export, Import, and Terms of Trade Indices Represent or Misrepresent Price Indices?

Do Unit Value Export, Import, and Terms of Trade Indices Represent or Misrepresent Price Indices? »

Source: Do Unit Value Export, Import, and Terms of Trade Indices Represent or Misrepresent Price Indices?

Volume/Issue: 2007/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mick Silver

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2007

ISBN: 9781451866858

Keywords: Unit Value Index, Export Import Price Index, International Trade Price Indices, import price, statistics, surveys, standard deviation,

Unit value export and import indices compiled from returns to customs authorities are often used as surrogates for price indices in the measurement of inflation transmission, terms of trade (effects), and to deflat...

Whose Inflation? A Characterization of the CPI Plutocratic Bias

Whose Inflation? A Characterization of the CPI Plutocratic Bias »

Source: Whose Inflation? A Characterization of the CPI Plutocratic Bias

Volume/Issue: 2001/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eduardo Ley

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451847949

Keywords: consumer price index, plutocratic index, democratic index, group index, aggregation, equivalence scales, expenditure, equation, expenditures, survey

Prais (1958) showed that the CPI computed by statistical agencies can be interpreted as a weighed average of household price indexes, the weight of each household determined by its total expenditures. We decompose...