This CPI page, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, contains information about the construction of the CPI. Problems in dealing with the service sector and capturing the effects of quality change are discussed at this web site.
Robert Sahr provides this table of conversion factors that makes it possible to convert past prices into 1998 dollars. Conversion factors are provided for the years 1800 - 1998.
This page contains an online calculator that converts prices in any year between 1800 and 1997 into the equivalent price in any of these years.
Why is Keynesianism Fading With So Much of the World in Recession? (WSJ, 2/5/99)
Last updated: May 26, 1999
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