Accession Number : ADP001232

Title :   Methods and Problems in Measuring Price Level Changes,

Corporate Author : NOAH (J WATSON) INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Day,Cornelius F. ; Findley,Dean P.

Report Date : SEP 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : This paper addresses a topic which is very familiar to cost analysts -- the importance of a price index in normalizing cost data for price level changes. The issues at hand however, are not the necessary application of a price index, but rather, (1) the methods used in developing a historical index and (2) distortions which may result by applying one index as opposed to another.

Descriptors :   *Cost analysis, *Price index, *Change detection, *Measurement, *Factor analysis, Cost models, Cost effectiveness, Production, Forecasting, Mathematical prediction, Cost estimates, Logistics support, Variations, Charts, Graphs, Management information systems, Planning programming budgeting, Conferencing(Communications), Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE