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-
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Language:English
Published:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1997.
Series:Studies in income and wealth ; v. 58.
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490 1 |a Studies in income and wealth ;  |v v. 58 
500 |a "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]. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and indexes. 
505 0 |a Do real-output and real-wage measures capture reality? : the history of lighting suggests not / William D. Nordhaus -- Quality adjusted prices for the American automobile industry : 1906-1940 / Daniel M.G. Raff and Manuel Trajtenberg -- The welfare implications of invention / Walter Y. Oi -- Science, health, and household technology : the effect of the Pasteur revolution on consumer demand / Joel Mokyr and Rebecca Stein -- Valuation of new goods under perfect and imperfect competition / Jerry A. Hausman -- Bias in U.S. import prices and demand / Robert C. Feenstra and Clinton R. Shiells --The roles of marketing, product quality, and price competition in the growth and composition of the U.S. antiulcer drug industry / Ernst R. Berndt, et al. -- From superminis to supercomputers : estimating surplus in the computing market / Shane M. Greenstein -- New products and the U.S. consumer price index / Paul B. Armknecht, Walter F. Lane, and Kenneth J. Stewart -- The construction of basic components of cost-of-living indexes / Marshall B. Reinsdorf and Brent R. Moulton -- New goods from the perspective of price index making in Canada and Japan / Andrew Baldwin, et al. 
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520 |a 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. 
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650 0 |a Consumer price indexes  |v Congresses. 
650 0 |a New products  |v Congresses. 
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