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Exact and superlative index numbers

- W. Diewert
- Mathematics
- 1 May 1976

Abstract The paper rationalizes certain functional forms for index numbers with functional forms for the underlying aggregator function. An aggregator functional form is said to be ‘flexible’ if it… Expand

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Introduction to Measurement with Theory

- W. Barnett, W. Diewert, A. Zellner
- Computer Science, Economics
- 1 March 2011

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447 45- PDF

Fisher ideal output, input, and productivity indexes revisited

- W. Diewert
- Mathematics
- 1 September 1992

A productivity index for a firm is generally defined as an output index divided by an input index. The first part of the paper uses the test or axiomatic approach to index number theory in order to… Expand

445 35

Hedonic Regressions. A Consumer Theory Approach

- W. Diewert
- Mathematics
- 2003

A hedonic regression regresses the price of various models of a product (or service) on the characteristics that describe the product. The existing economic theory that justifies a hedonic regression… Expand

159 22- PDF

Duality approaches to microeconomic theory

- W. Diewert
- Mathematics
- 1993

Publisher Summary This chapter develops the duality between cost and production functions. The chapter derives the regularity conditions that a cost function C must have and shows how a production… Expand

331 16

Scanner data, time aggregation and the construction of price indexes

- Lorraine Ivancic, W. Diewert, K. Fox
- Mathematics
- 1 March 2011

We examine the impact of time aggregation on price change estimates for 19 supermarket item categories using scanner data. Time aggregation choices lead to a difference in price change estimates for… Expand

140 16- PDF

The decomposition of frontier cost function deviations into measures of technical and allocative efficiency

- R. J. Kopp, W. Diewert
- Mathematics
- 1 August 1982

Abstract This paper presents a method for decomposing the deviations from a full frontier cost function into Farrell (1957) measures of technical and allocative efficiency. The method draws heavily… Expand

227 13

Harmonized Indexes of Consumer Prices: Their Conceptual Foundations

- W. Diewert
- Economics
- 1 March 2002

The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) is the single most important indicator of inflation used by the European Central Bank. Sections 2 to 4 of the paper look at the theory of inflation… Expand

125 13- PDF

Essays in The theory and measurement of consumer behaviour in honour of Sir Richard Stone : The economic theory of index numbers: a survey

- W. Diewert
- Economics
- 1981

A pneumatic cleaning plant for drawing systems in spinning preparation machines and spinning machines is disclosed comprising suction means and means adapted to dispense puffs of air acting on the… Expand

288 10- PDF

The quadratic approximation lemma and decompositions of superlative indexes

- W. Diewert
- Mathematics
- 2002

It was shown in 1976 that a difference in a quadratic function of N variables evaluated at two points is exactly equal to the sum of the arithmetic average of the first order partial derivatives of… Expand

69 9- PDF