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Is the United States CPI Biased Across Income and Age Groups?

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Source: Is the United States CPI Biased Across Income and Age Groups?

Volume/Issue: 1998/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): S. Erbas , and Chera Sayers

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1998

ISBN: 9781451855784

Keywords: CPI, COLA, income brackets, age groups, inflation, expenditure components, expenditure classification, expenditure data, expenditure share

The recent Boskin Commission Report (1996) underscores a significant upward bias in CPI measurement in the United States. This may result in excessive cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of some entitlements in the fe...

Is the United States CPI Biased Across Income and Age Groups?

Is the United States CPI Biased Across Income and Age Groups? »

Volume/Issue: 1998/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): S. Erbas , and Chera Sayers

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451855784.001

ISBN: 9781451855784

Keywords: CPI, COLA, income brackets, age groups, inflation, expenditure components, expenditure classification, expenditure data, expenditure share

The recent Boskin Commission Report (1996) underscores a significant upward bias in CPI measurement in the United States. This may result in excessive cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of some entitlements in the fe...