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Price Indexes in Time and Space

Methods and Practice

  • Luigi Biggeri
  • Guido Ferrari
Conference proceedings

Part of the Contributions to Statistics book series (CONTRIB.STAT.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Consumer Price Indexes Time-Space Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luigi Biggeri, Tiziana Laureti
      Pages 3-24
    3. Guido Ferrari, Tiziana Laureti, José Mondéjar Jiménez
      Pages 43-59
  3. Consumer Price Indexes in Space

  4. Subindexes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Raffaele Santioni, Isabella Carbonaro, Margherita Carlucci
      Pages 133-149
    3. Isabella Carbonaro, Raffaele Santioni, Margherita Carlucci
      Pages 151-166
  5. Price Indexes in National Accounts

  6. Price Indexes in Financial Markets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Giuseppe Cavaliere, Michele Costa
      Pages 225-238
    3. Michele Costa, Luca De Angelis
      Pages 249-264

About these proceedings


This book deals with the currently most relevant topics in price index numbers theory and practice. The problem of the harmonization of Consumer Price Indexes (CPIs) and the time-space integration of baskets is analyzed at the EU-zone level, with methodological and practical proposals on how to proceed for an overall treatment of the matter. Another issue is comparisons between Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) and CPIs. Likewise, the construction of sub-indexes for households, economic and social groups is investigated, in order to obtain specific inflation measurement instruments. The book provides evidence from the most updated databases. Among the other issues treated in this book are spatial comparisons of price levels through PPPs and the international comparisons of macroeconomic aggregates, a re-consideration of index numbers theory, the measurement of production in non-market services, deflation problems, and price indexes in financial markets.


CPI Consumer Price Index Deflation Inflation Inflation Measurement PPP Price Index Purchasing Power Parity production productivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Luigi Biggeri
    • 1
  • Guido Ferrari
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipto. Statistica, G. ParentiUniversità FirenzeFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.Dipto. Statistica, G. ParentiUniversità FirenzeFirenzeItaly

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“This edited volume interplays with current topics in price index numbers and practice. Further, it provides comparisons between price index numbers and purchasing power parities and uses updated European database. … The intended audience includes both researchers and practitioners, and even officials who are involved with this subject. … In summary, the volume has a uniform structure and it contains useful information and applications in a systematic manner.” (Technometrics, Vol. 52 (4), November, 2010)