The economics of new goods /

New goods are at the heart of economic progress. The eleven essays in this volume include historical treatments of new goods and their diffusion; practical exercises in measurement addressed to recent and ongoing innovations; and real-world methods of devising quantitative adjustments for quality ch...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Other Authors: Bresnahan, Timothy F., Gordon, Robert J. 1940-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1997.
Series:Studies in income and wealth ; v. 58.
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Summary:New goods are at the heart of economic progress. The eleven essays in this volume include historical treatments of new goods and their diffusion; practical exercises in measurement addressed to recent and ongoing innovations; and real-world methods of devising quantitative adjustments for quality change. The lead article in Part I contains a striking analysis of the history of light over two millenia. Other essays in Part I develop new price indexes for automobiles back to 1906; trace the role of the air conditioner in the development of the American south; and treat the germ theory of disease.
Item Description:"This volume contains revised versions of the papers and discussion presented at the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth entitled New Products : history, theory, methodology, and applications, held in Williamsburg, Virginia, on 29-30 April 1994. Conference participants also attended a preconference at the National Bureau of Economic Research in December 1993"--Page [ix].
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 494 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:9780226074184
0226074188
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