Price and Productivity Measurement: Volume 1 - Housing

by W. Erwin Diewert and others



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/27/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781412079846

About the Book

This is the first in a sequence of volumes about the official statistics measures of inflation and productivity for nations. The focus of this volume is on accounting for owner occupied housing in the inflation measures of nations: one of the least settled topics in official statistics. The volume provides an introduction to current practices and associated problems.

About the Author

About the Editors W. Erwin Diewert is a professor of economics at the University of British Columbia in Canada, the long time Chair of the Statistics Canada Price Measurement Advisory Committee, and a major contributor to numerous international official statistics manuals ( He has won many Canadian and international awards including the 2005 Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economics and Statistics. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of both the American Economics Association and the Canadian Economics Association. Bert M. Balk is a professor of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Statistics Netherlands. Dennis J. Fixler is the Chief Statistician of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Kevin J. Fox is a professor of economics and is Head of the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales and also Director of the Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER). Alice O. Nakamura is a professor of the University of Alberta School of Business.