Housing Costs in the CPI: What Are We Measuring?

Publication Abstract

Carson, G.J., David S. Johnson, and Charles Steindel. 2006. "Housing Costs in the CPI: What Are We Measuring?" Business Economics, 41(1): 59-68.

The treatment of owner-occupied housing in the Consumer Price Index has long been a subject of confusion and consternation. Thus, a session to explore the issues was organized at the National Association for Business Economics Annual Meeting in Chicago on September 26, 2005.



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