28. Statistical Problems in Estimating the U.S. Consumer Price Index

  1. Brenda G. Cox2,
  2. David A. Binder3,
  3. B. Nanjamma Chinnappa3,
  4. Anders Christianson4,
  5. Michael J. Colledge5 and
  6. Phillip S. Kott6
  1. Sylvia Leaver and
  2. Richard Valliant

Published Online: 17 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118150504.ch28

Business Survey Methods

Business Survey Methods

How to Cite

Leaver, S. and Valliant, R. (1995) Statistical Problems in Estimating the U.S. Consumer Price Index, in Business Survey Methods (eds B. G. Cox, D. A. Binder, B. N. Chinnappa, A. Christianson, M. J. Colledge and P. S. Kott), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118150504.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

  2. 3

    Statistics Canada

  3. 4

    Statistics Sweden

  4. 5

    Australian Bureau of Statistics

  5. 6

    U. S. National Agricultural Statistics Service

Author Information

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 FEB 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471598527

Online ISBN: 9781118150504



  • statistical problems;
  • consumer price index;
  • fixed-base index;
  • aggregation level;
  • special estimation procedures


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The CPI Sample Design

  • Combining Time-Series Data from Panel Surveys

  • Quality Adjustment and Special Estimation Problems

  • Variance Estimation Alternatives

  • Empirical Results for CPI

  • Concluding Remarks