Journal Of The Econometric Society

An International Society for the Advancement of Economic
Theory in its Relation to Statistics and Mathematics

Edited by: Guido W. Imbens • Print ISSN: 0012-9682 • Online ISSN: 1468-0262

Econometrica: Jul, 1963, Volume 31, Issue 3

Some Observations on the Index Number Problem<391:SOOTIN>2.0.CO;2-1
p. 391-399

Yoram Barzel

A Laspeyres index of total input in the electric power industry was constructed. The nature of the bias imbedded in such an index, and its relation to the Paasche index and its bias, are investigated. Means to evaluate the actual size of the bias and means to reduce it are devised.

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