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December 1993, Vol. 116,
Basic components of the CPI:
estimation of price changes
Brent R. Moulton
Economist, Division of Price and Index
Number Research, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The use of a Laspeyres type of formula in
calculating the Consumer Price Index may be improved by
incorporating an alternative formula that combines the geometric
mean index with the Laspeyres formula.
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