Aggregation Methods in International Comparisons

46 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2003

Date Written: April 2001 7,

Abstract

This paper reviews the progress that has been made over the past decade in understanding the nature of the various multilateral in- ternational comparison methods. Fifteen methods are discussed and subjected to a system of ten tests. In addition, attention is paid to recently developed methods based on the principle of chaining, model based approaches, and the economic approach to international com- parison.

Keywords: international comparison, purchasing power parity, index number theory

JEL Classification: M, M31, C44, C43

Suggested Citation

Balk, Bert M., Aggregation Methods in International Comparisons (April 2001 7,). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=370897

Bert M. Balk (Contact Author)

RSM Erasmus University ( email )

Burg Oudlaan 50
Rotterdam, 3062 PA
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.rsm.nl/bbalk

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