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Can Markets Compute Equilibria?

Can Markets Compute Equilibria? »

Source: Can Markets Compute Equilibria?

Volume/Issue: 2009/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hunter Monroe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2009

ISBN: 9781451871715

Keywords: Nash equilibria, bounded rationality, computational complexity, problems, polynomial, arithmetic, computation,

Recent turmoil in financial and commodities markets has renewed questions regarding how well markets discover equilibrium prices, particularly when those markets are highly complex. A relatively new critique questi...

Post-Laspeyres

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Source: Post-Laspeyres : The Case for a New Formula for Compiling Consumer Price Indexes

Volume/Issue: 2012/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Armknecht , and Mick Silver

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

ISBN: 9781475502954

Keywords: Consumer Price Index, Laspeyres, Superlative, Young, Geometric Young, Lowe index Formula, arithmetic, expenditure, equation, survey

Consumer price indexes (CPIs) are compiled at the higher (weighted) level using Laspeyres-type arithmetic averages. This paper questions the suitability of such formulas and considers two counterpart alternatives t...

Why Elementary Price Index Number Formulas Differ

Why Elementary Price Index Number Formulas Differ »

Source: Why Elementary Price Index Number Formulas Differ : Price Dispersion and Product Heterogeneity

Volume/Issue: 2006/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mick Silver , and Saeed Heravi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451864342

Keywords: Consumer price index, elementary aggregate index, scanner data, equation, statistics, sampling, arithmetic, dummy variables, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating

The Consumer Price Index Manual (2004) provides guidelines for aggregation formulas that are promulgated at IMF training courses and technical assistance missions. This paper develops elementary level aggregation t...

Can Markets Compute Equilibria?

Can Markets Compute Equilibria? »

Volume/Issue: 2009/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hunter Monroe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871715.001

ISBN: 9781451871715

Keywords: Nash equilibria, bounded rationality, computational complexity, problems, polynomial, arithmetic, computation,

Recent turmoil in financial and commodities markets has renewed questions regarding how well markets discover equilibrium prices, particularly when those markets are highly complex. A relatively new critique questi...

Post-Laspeyres
			: The Case for a New Formula for Compiling Consumer Price Indexes

Post-Laspeyres : The Case for a New Formula for Compiling Consumer Price Indexes »

Volume/Issue: 2012/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Armknecht , and Mick Silver

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475502954.001

ISBN: 9781475502954

Keywords: Consumer Price Index, Laspeyres, Superlative, Young, Geometric Young, Lowe index Formula, arithmetic, expenditure, equation, survey

Consumer price indexes (CPIs) are compiled at the higher (weighted) level using Laspeyres-type arithmetic averages. This paper questions the suitability of such formulas and considers two counterpart alternatives t...

Why Elementary Price Index Number Formulas Differ
			: Price Dispersion and Product Heterogeneity

Why Elementary Price Index Number Formulas Differ : Price Dispersion and Product Heterogeneity »

Volume/Issue: 2006/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mick Silver , and Saeed Heravi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864342.001

ISBN: 9781451864342

Keywords: Consumer price index, elementary aggregate index, scanner data, equation, statistics, sampling, arithmetic, dummy variables, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating

The Consumer Price Index Manual (2004) provides guidelines for aggregation formulas that are promulgated at IMF training courses and technical assistance missions. This paper develops elementary level aggregation t...