Measurement in Economics

Theory and Applications of Economics Indices

  • Wolfgang Eichhorn
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Methodology and Methods

  3. Prices

  4. Efficiency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Rolf Färe, Daniel Primont
      Pages 177-186
    3. C. A. Knox Lovell, Asani Sarkar, Robin Sickles
      Pages 187-206
  5. Preferences

  6. Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. W.-D. Heller, M. Rutsch
      Pages 329-347
  7. Inequality

  8. Taxation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-477
    2. Günter Bamberg, Wolfram F. Richter
      Pages 479-497
    3. H. P. Young
      Pages 563-574
  9. Aggregation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 575-575
    2. Charles Blackorby, William Schworm
      Pages 577-606

About these proceedings


First discussions on several topics of this book took place at a symposium held at the University of Karlsruhe (July 14 - 21, 1985). The book is divided into nine parts with the headings "Methodology and Methods" (4 papers), "Prices" (9), "Efficiency" (5), "Preferences" (7), "Quality" (2), "Inequality" (6), "Taxation" (6), "Aggregation" (6), and "Econometrics" (6). The topics range from the "equation of measurement", a functional equation which plays an important role in the subject, through various approaches to price, efficiency, inequality and tax progression measurement to results on consistency, efficiency and separability in aggregation, productivity measurement, cost functions, allocation inefficiencies, key sector indices, and testing of integrability conditions in econometrics. There are applications to the economies of the U.S.A., Japan and Germany. It contains also papers which deal with preferences, environmental quality and with noxiousness of substances.


econometrics economics efficiency equilibrium general equilibrium inequality modeling taxation utility theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Eichhorn
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Wirtschaftstheorie und Operations ResearchUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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