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IWGPS: Consumer Price Index Manual:
Theory and Practice (2004)


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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX MANUAL: THEORY AND PRACTICE (2004)


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Chapter

Chapter

Title

Corrections/Revisions as at 15.08.2010

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Foreward, Contents, Preface,Acknowledgements, Reader's Guide

Preface corrected

1

An introduction to consumer price indices methodology

Corrected

2

Uses of consumer price indices

Corrected

 

3

Concepts and scope

 

4

Expenditure weights and their sources

Corrected

5

Sampling

Corrected

6

Price collection

 

7

Adjusting for quality change

Revised

8

Item substitutiton, sample space and new products

Revised

9

Calculating consumer price indices in practice

Revised 16.11.12

10

Some special cases

 

11

Errors and bias

Corrected

12

Organization and management

Corrected

13

Publication, dissemination and user relations

14

The system of price statistics

Corrected

15

Basic index number theory

Corrected

16

Axiomatic and stochastic approaches to index number theory

Corrected

17

The economic approach to index number theory: The single household case

Corrected

18

The economic approach to index number theory: The many household case

Corrected

19

Price indices using an artificial data set

 

20

Elementary indices

Corrected

21

Quality change and hedonics

Revised

22

The treatment of seasonal products

Corrected

23

Durables and user costs

Corrected

Glossary

A glossary of main terms and annex to the glossary.

 

Erratum

Mathematical changes

 

ANNEXES

 

 

1

Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices (European Union)

Corrected

2

Classification of individual consumption according to purpose (COICOP) - Extract United Nations

 

3

Resolution concerning consumer price indices adopted by the 17th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, November 2003

 

4

Spatial comparisons of consumer prices, purchasing power parities and the International Comparison Program

Corrected

5

Bibliography

Corrected

6

Index

 





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This website is specifically dedicated to having an open and full discussion of the material that appears in the new CPI Manual published in July 2004. This important and comprehensive manual provides up-to-date guidance for national statistical offices and other agencies responsible for CPI construction, on the concepts, uses, methods and the underlying economic and statistical theory on which these are based, as well as on classifications, sources, and compilation techniques. It provides information on the analytical uses of the CPI and helps users to understand the processes involved in CPI calculation. Authored by seventeen CPI experts from national and international organizations and the academic world, it draws on national CPI experience and on recent developments in index number theory.

The purpose of the discussion group is to elicit comments and to promote discussion on specific topics in the CPI Manual. We are calling all interested groups, organisations and experts to send comments and suggestions on the CPI manual, both in terms of the specific issues addressed in this manual and on the layout and format of the manual.

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Created and updated by AL. Last update: 10.06.08.