Industrial Price, Quantity, and Productivity Indices

The Micro-Economic Theory and an Application

Authors: Balk, Bert M.

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Industrial Price, Quantity, and Productivity Indices: The Micro-Economic Theory and an Application gives a comprehensive account of the micro-economic foundations of industrial price, quantity, and productivity indices. The various results available from the literature have been brought together into a consistent framework, based upon modern duality theory. This integration also made it possible to generalize several of these results. Thus, this book will be an important resource for theoretically as well as empirically-oriented researchers who seek to analyse economic problems with the help of index numbers.
Although this book's emphasis is on micro-economic theory, it is also intended as a practical guide. A full chapter is therefore devoted to an empirical application. Three different approaches are pursued: a straightforward empirical approach, a non-parametric estimation approach, and a parametric estimation approach. As well as illustrating some of the more important concepts explored in this book, and showing to what extent different computational approaches lead to different outcomes for the same measures, this chapter also makes a powerful case for the use of enterprise micro-data in economic research.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Balk, Bert M.

    Pages 1-10

  • Primal Representations of the Technology

    Balk, Bert M.

    Pages 11-24

  • The Input Side of the Firm: Direct Functions and Indices

    Balk, Bert M.

    Pages 25-79

  • The Output Side of the Firm: Direct Functions and Indices

    Balk, Bert M.

    Pages 81-114

  • The Input Side of the Firm: Indirect Functions and Indices

    Balk, Bert M.

    Pages 115-137

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Industrial Price, Quantity, and Productivity Indices
Book Subtitle
The Micro-Economic Theory and an Application
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-5454-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-5454-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8244-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5054-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 240
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