Mick Silver

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  • Angus Deaton, Shaida Baidee, Misha Belkindas, Erwin Diewert, Yuri Dikhanov, Nada Hamadeh +3 others
  • 2009
and two referees for helpful comments on an earlier version. Both authors were members of the Technical Advisory Group for the 2005 International Comparison Program, which was chaired by Heston. This paper represents their personal views, and should not be taken to represent the views of the ICP, the World Bank, or any other international institution, none(More)
Inward rectifier (IR) currents were studied in bovine pulmonary artery endothelial cells in the whole-cell configuration of the patch-clamp technique with extracellular K+ concentrations, [K+]o, ranging from 4.5 to 160 mM. Whether the concentration of free Mg2+ in the intracellular solution, [Mg2+]i, was 1.9 mM or nominally 0, the IR exhibited voltage- and(More)
The European Union's Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) is the single most important indicator of inflation used by the European Central Bank. This paper investigates the methodological foundations of the HICP. Sections 2 to 4 of the paper look at the theory of inflation indexes that could be used as central bank target indexes of inflation. A(More)
The THP-1 human monocytic leukemia cell line is a useful model of macrophage differentiation. Patch clamp methods were used to identify five types of ion channels in undifferentiated THP-1 monocytes. (i) Delayed rectifier K+ current, IDR, was activated by depolarization to potentials positive to -50 mV, inactivated with a time constant of several hundred(More)
Ion channel expression was studied in THP-1 human monocytic leukemia cells induced to differentiate into macrophage-like cells by exposure to the phorbol ester, phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA). Inactivating delayed rectifier K+ currents, IDR, present in almost all undifferentiated THP-1 monocytes, were absent from PMA-differentiated macrophages. Two(More)
Besides the theoretical (Alchian/Klein, 1973) case for including asset prices in measures of inflation, there is also a practical case, that some asset prices, notably housing, are closely associated with the main trends in inflation, and viàbubbles and busts' with output disturbances. Attempts to use the pure Alchian/Klein methodology in practice give(More)
Statistical offices use the matched models method to compile consumer price indices (CPIs) to measure inflation. Price collectors record the prices of a sample of models or varieties of selected products existing in period t, and then continue to record the prices of these same matched models in subsequent periods t+n. The matched models method is designed(More)
1. Type II alveolar epithelial cells isolated from adult rats and grown in primary culture were studied using the whole-cell configuration of the gigohm-seal voltage clamp technique. 2. The average specific capacitance of type II cells was 2.5 microF/cm2, suggesting that type II cell membranes in vitro are irregular, with an actual area more than twice the(More)
This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF. The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate. Unit value export and(More)