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Understanding Commercial Property Price indexes
Mick Silver, World Economics, September 2013
The type of database used for the measurement of commercial property price indexes (CPPIs) dictates the potential weaknesses in the resulting indexes .. More

Poor Economic Statistics Fuel China’s Low Consumption Myth
Jun Zhang and Tian Zhu, World Economics, June 2013
The generally held belief that China’s consumption is too low is a myth based on inadequate theory, a misreading of official statistics and the use of.. More

The Work of Angus Maddison
Alan Peacock, World Economics, September 2010
The late Angus Maddison (1927-2010) made an outstanding contribution to economics and economic history. Following a career as a senior economist in th.. More

Building on Angus Maddison’s Work
David Henderson, World Economics, September 2010
Angus Maddison died last April. As can be seen on his website, he left an impressive legacy of books, articles and tables of key figures. For many, hi.. More

Maddison and Wu: ‘Measuring China’s Economic Performance’
Yuri Dikhanov and Eric V. Swanson, World Economics, March 2010
Angus Maddison and Harry Wu (2008) claim that, in 2003, China’s GDP was 73% of that of the United States on a purchasing power parity (PPP) basis. Rej.. More

International Comparisons of GDP
Elio Lancieri, World Economics, September 2008
The recent publication by the World Bank of PPP-GDP estimates for 2005, referred to 146 countries, seems a good occasion to reopen the long-standing d.. More

Measuring China’s Economic Performance
Angus Maddison & Harry X. Wu, World Economics, June 2008
China is the world’s fastest growing economy and is also the second largest. However, the official estimates of the Chinese National Bureau of Statist.. More

From Big Macs to iMacs
Jonathan Haskel & Holger Wolf, World Economics, June 2000
The authors review recent international price comparisons to examine the veracity of claims about “rip-off Britain”. They reach three conclusions. Fir.. More
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