Accession Number : ADA296696

Title :   Price Deflators in Mainland China.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Shih, Chih-Ping

PDF Url : ADA296696

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : This thesis applies the theory of price indexes to the analysis of price changes in the People's Republic of China. Economic and political trends that may have contributed to the extreme inflation in China in the late 198Os are examined. The theory of price indexes is discussed. Several regression models are constructed to examine the relationship between inflation and several other measured economic factors in China. The model results indicate a relationship between the categories of economic goods and the price index. No similar relationships exist between coastal versus interior region or output/income level and the price level. Food was the economic category most strongly associated with the increases in price. This suggests that increases in the price of food are a major cause of inflation in China. (KAR) P. 2

Descriptors :   *CHINA, *ECONOMIC MODELS, *PRICE INDEX, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OUTPUT, POLITICAL SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, THEORY, THESES, REGIONS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, COSTS, INTERNAL, PATTERNS, FOOD, INCOME, HOUSEHOLD GOODS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE