Arrayed Display of Price Index Variation

Some Observations

by Richard Y. Pei, Susanna W. Purnell, H. G. Massey


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This paper is a by-product of several studies and informal investigations done for the Cost of Living Council. It describes the arrayed display technique, a possible tool for observing the interaction of price indices. Several applications of the technique using the Wholesale Price Index suggest that one impact of Phase II on successfully controlled industries may have been a rigid pricing structure.

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