Abstract

12.1 The producer price index is used for many purposes by government, business, labor, universities, and other kinds of organizations, as well as by members of the general public. Aprefix-worduracy and reliability are paramount for a statistic as important as the PPI. Whether the PPI is used as a deflator of national aprefix-wordount values, an indicator of inflation, in escalation of contracts, in revaluation of fixed assets or stocks, or in other economic analyses, the process of producing the PPI needs to be carefully planned.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1973, “Functional Forms for Profit and Transformation Functions,” Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 6, pp. 284316.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1974a, “Applications of Duality Theory,” in Frontiers of Quantitative Economics, ed. by M.D. Intriligator and D.A. Kendrick, Vol. 2 (Amsterdam: North-Holland), pp. 106171.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1974b, “Functional Forms for Revenue and Factor Requirements Functions,” International Economic Review, Vol. 15, pp. 11930.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1974c, “Intertemporal Consumer Theory and the Demand for Durables,” Econometrica, Vol. 42, pp. 497516.

  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1976, “Exact and Superlative Index Numbers,” Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 4, pp. 11445.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1980, “Aggregation Problems in the Measurement of Capital,” in The Measurement of Capital, ed. by Dan Usher, NBER Studies in Income and Wealth, Vol. 45 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), pp. 433528.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1983a, “The Theory of the Output Price Index and the Measurement of Real Output Change,” in Price Level Measurement, ed. by W. Erwin Diewert and C. Montmarquette (Ottawa: Statistics Canada), pp. 1049113.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1983b, “The Treatment of Seasonality in a Cost-of-Living Index,” in Price Level Measurement, ed. by W. Erwin Diewert and C. Montmarquette (Ottawa: Statistics Canada), pp. 101945.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1985, “Transfer Pricing and Economic Efficiency,” in Multinationals and Transfer Pricing, ed. by A.M. Rugman and L. Eden (London: Croom Helm), pp. 4781.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1990, “The Theory of the Cost-of-Living Index and the Measurement of Welfare Change,” in Price Level Measurement, ed. by W. Erwin Diewert, Contributions to Economic Analysis 196 (Amsterdam: North-Holland), pp. 79147.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1992a, “Fisher Ideal Output, Input and Productivity Indexes Revisited,” Journal of Productivity Analysis, Vol. 3, pp. 21148.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1992b, “Exact and Superlative Welfare Change Indicators,” Economic Inquiry, Vol. 30, pp. 56582.

  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1993a, “The Early History of Price Index Research,” in Essays in Index Number Theory, Vol. 1, ed. by W. Erwin Diewert and A.O. Nakamura (Amsterdam: North-Holland), pp. 3365.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1993b, “Duality Approaches to Microeconomic Theory,” in Essays in Index Number Theory, Vol. 1, ed. by W. Erwin Diewert and A.O. Nakamura (Amsterdam: North-Holland), pp. 10575.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1993c, “Symmetric Means and Choice Under Uncertainty,” in Essays in Index Number Theory, Vol. 1, ed. by W. Erwin Diewert and A.O. Nakamura (Amsterdam: North-Holland) pp. 355433.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1993d, “Overview of Volume 1,” in Essays in Index Number Theory, Vol. 1, ed. by W. Erwin Diewert and A.O. Nakamura (Amsterdam: North-Holland) pp. 131.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1995a, “Axiomatic and Economic Approaches to Elementary Price Indexes,” Discussion Paper 95-01 (Vancouver: Department of Economics, University of British Columbia).

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1995b, “On the Stochastic Approach to Index Numbers,” Discussion Paper 95-31 (Vancouver: Department of Economics, University of British Columbia).

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1996a, “Price and Volume Measures in the National Accounts,” in The New System of National Economic Accounts, ed. by J. Kendrick (Norwell, Massachusetts: Kluwer Academic), pp. 23785.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1996b, “Seasonal Commodities, High Inflation and Index Number Theory,” Discussion Paper 96-06 (Vancouver: Department of Economics, University of British Columbia).

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin., 1997, “Commentary on Matthew D. Shapiro and David W. Wilcox: Alternative Strategies for Aggregating Price in the CPI,” The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Vol. 79 (No. 3), pp. 12737.