The Chained Consumer Price Index: What Is It and Would It Be Appropriate for Cost-of-Living Adjustments?

The Chained Consumer Price Index: What Is It and Would It Be Appropriate for Cost-of-Living Adjustments?

Date: May 8, 2013
Creator: Whittaker, Julie M.
Description: This report provides technical and logistical information on how the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) is constructed and reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
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Inflation and the Real Minimum Wage: A Fact Sheet

Inflation and the Real Minimum Wage: A Fact Sheet

Date: February 26, 2013
Creator: Elwell, Craig K. & Levine, Linda
Description: This report provides data on the minimum wage, and it presents changes in its nominal and real value over time.
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The Depreciating Dollar: Economic Effects and Policy Response

The Depreciating Dollar: Economic Effects and Policy Response

Date: July 17, 2008
Creator: Elwell, Craig K.
Description: This report addresses the concern about the health of the U.S. economy regarding the depreciation of the dollar and examines the likely reasons for the dollar's fall, the effects the depreciating currency could have on the economy, and possible policy responses that could be considered to attempt to alter the dollar's path if needed.
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Weak Dollar, Strong Dollar: Causes and Consequences

Weak Dollar, Strong Dollar: Causes and Consequences

Date: May 7, 2008
Creator: Elwell, Craig K.
Description: This report provides background information on the forces that most likely determine the path of the dollar exchange rate. The report also considers recent events in international markets for goods and assets as well as suggest what implications these forces carry for the state of the U.S. economy and for economic policy.
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Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Date: May 6, 2008
Creator: Labonte, Marc & Makinen, Gail E.
Description: This report discusses inflation including its causes and effect on the economy. In particular, it brings together broad knowledge from economists to discuss the real costs of inflation on the economy.
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Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Date: March 29, 2010
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Description: This report discusses inflation including its causes and effect on the economy. In particular, it brings together broad knowledge from economists to discuss the real costs of inflation on the economy.
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The Federal Government Debt: Its Size and Economic Significance

The Federal Government Debt: Its Size and Economic Significance

Date: February 3, 2010
Creator: Cashell, Brian W.
Description: This report explains the different measures of the U.S. government debt, discusses the historical growth in the debt, identifies the current owners of the debt, presents comparisons with government debt in other countries, and examines the potential economic risks associated with a growing federal debt.
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Changing the Federal Reserve's Mandate: An Economic Analysis

Changing the Federal Reserve's Mandate: An Economic Analysis

Date: March 13, 2012
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Description: This report discusses a number of implementation issues surrounding an inflation target. These include what rate of inflation to target, what inflation measure to use, whether to set a point target or range, and what penalties to impose if a target is missed.
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Changing the Federal Reserve's Mandate: An Economic Analysis

Changing the Federal Reserve's Mandate: An Economic Analysis

Date: February 25, 2011
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Description: This report discusses a number of implementation issues surrounding an economic inflation target. These include what rate of inflation to target, what inflation measure to use, whether to set a point target or range, and what penalties to impose if a target is missed.
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Inflation and the Real Minimum Wage: A Fact Sheet

Inflation and the Real Minimum Wage: A Fact Sheet

Date: September 12, 2013
Creator: Elwell, Craig K.
Description: This report provides data on the minimum wage that was changed, and it presents its nominal and real value.
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Inflation: Core vs. Headline

Inflation: Core vs. Headline

Date: May 1, 2008
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Description: Inflation measures the rate of change in all prices. Maintaining low and stable inflation is one of the primary goals of macroeconomic policy. But how should inflation be measured? Policymakers, particularly at the Federal Reserve, often refer to core inflation in their policy decisions. Core inflation is commonly defined as a measure of inflation that omits changes in food and energy prices. However, several studies have failed to find core inflation to be a good forecaster of future inflation, casting doubt on the very rationale for relying on it. This report outlines the differences between core inflation and headline inflation.
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The Depreciating Dollar: Economic Effects and Policy Response

The Depreciating Dollar: Economic Effects and Policy Response

Date: February 23, 2012
Creator: Elwell, Craig K.
Description: This report discusses the trend of depreciation of the dollar since 2002. This raises concern among some in Congress and the public that the dollar's decline is a symptom of broader economic problems, such as a weak economic recovery, rising public debt, and a diminished standing in the global economy. However, a falling currency is not always a problem, but possibly an element of economic adjustments that are, on balance, beneficial to the economy.
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The Depreciating Dollar: Economic Effects and Policy Response

The Depreciating Dollar: Economic Effects and Policy Response

Date: April 15, 2011
Creator: Elwell, Craig K.
Description: This report discusses the trend of depreciation of the dollar since 2002. This raises concern among some in Congress and the public that the dollar's decline is a symptom of broader economic problems, such as a weak economic recovery, rising public debt, and a diminished standing in the global economy. However, a falling currency is not always a problem, but possibly an element of economic adjustments that are, on balance, beneficial to the economy.
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Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Date: August 19, 2002
Creator: Makinen, Gail
Description: None
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Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Date: December 18, 2002
Creator: Makinen, Gail
Description: None
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Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Date: May 20, 2003
Creator: Makinen, Gail
Description: None
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Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Date: March 1, 2002
Creator: Makinen, Gail
Description: None
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The New Economic Paradigm: Is It New and Is It a Paradigm?

The New Economic Paradigm: Is It New and Is It a Paradigm?

Date: January 19, 2001
Creator: Labonte, Marc & Makinen, Gail
Description: None
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Inflation and the Real Minimum Wage: Fact Sheet

Inflation and the Real Minimum Wage: Fact Sheet

Date: January 27, 1999
Creator: Cashell, Brian W
Description: None
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A Summary of Prevailing Views on the Sources of Inflation

A Summary of Prevailing Views on the Sources of Inflation

Date: January 30, 1981
Creator: Cashell, Brian W
Description: It is the purpose of this paper to present the range of viewpoints concerning the causes of inflation. Inflation is defined and distinguished from changes' in relative prices. The Monetarist, Post-Keynesian, and neo-Keynesian positions are discussed to illustrate the variety of perceptions as to the sources of sustained increases in the general price level.
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An analysis of nuclear power plant operating costs: A 1995 update

An analysis of nuclear power plant operating costs: A 1995 update

Date: April 21, 1995
Creator: unknown
Description: Over the years real (inflation-adjusted) O&M cost have begun to level off. The objective of this report is to determine whether the industry and NRC initiatives to control costs have resulted in this moderation in the growth of O&M costs. Because the industry agrees that the control of O&M costs is crucial to the viability of the technology, an examination of the factors causing the moderation in costs is important. A related issue deals with projecting nuclear operating costs into the future. Because of the escalation in nuclear operating costs (and the fall in fossil fuel prices) many State and Federal regulatory commissions are examining the economics of the continued operation of nuclear power plants under their jurisdiction. The economics of the continued operation of a nuclear power plant is typically examined by comparing the cost of the plants continued operation with the cost of obtaining the power from other sources. This assessment requires plant-specific projections of nuclear operating costs. Analysts preparing these projections look at past industry-wide cost trends and consider whether these trends are likely to continue. To determine whether these changes in trends will continue into the future, information about the causal factors influencing costs and the ...
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China's "Hot Money" Problems

China's "Hot Money" Problems

Date: July 21, 2008
Creator: Martin, Michael F. & Morrison, Wayne M.
Description: China has experienced a sharp rise in the inflow of so-called "hot money," foreign capital entering the country supposedly seeking short-term profits, especially in 2008. Chinese estimates of the amount of "hot money" in China vary from $500 billion to $1.75 trillion. The influx of "hot money" is contributing to China's already existing problems with inflation. Efforts to reduce the inflationary effects of "hot money" may accelerate the inflow, while actions to reduce the inflow of "hot money" may threaten China's economic growth, as well as have negative consequences for the U.S. and global economy.
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China`s current anti-inflation measures in nurturing an electricity supply crisis

China`s current anti-inflation measures in nurturing an electricity supply crisis

Date: June 1, 1995
Creator: Li, Binsheng & Johnson, C.J.
Description: This report examines the potential impacts of anti-inflation measures on the power sector in China. Price control measures implemented include maintaining on-grid tariff levels even though operating costs are increasing substantially. As a result, stocks have dropped to about one half their previous value. In addition, a one-fourth reduction in power project investments is scheduled. The resulting postponement of new generating capacity is projected to result in a shortfall of 7 to 10 GW per year. The economic impact of foreign investment in China`s power industry is also examined, and recommendations are made for policy reform. 10 refs., 3 figs.
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The Federal Government Debt: Its Size and Economic Significance

The Federal Government Debt: Its Size and Economic Significance

Date: March 4, 2009
Creator: Cashell, Brian W.
Description: This report explains the different measures of the U.S. government debt, discusses the historical growth in the debt, identifies the current owners of the debt, presents comparisons with government debt in other countries, and examines the potential economic risks associated with a growing federal debt.
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