Talk:Index (economics)

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Where's the definition?[edit]

Like a lot of the finance entries, this stub uses a lot of words to not really say anything that makes any sense to a layperson. If the goal of an encyclopedia is to educate the un-educated, this stub does a poor job. I've left the page with no better understanding of what an "index" is than when I entered it. --74.131.55.59 (talk) 11:37, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Proposed merge[edit]

The stub Index number has some good sources that should be preserved but it is the same topic as this. I will perform the merge in a couple of days if there are no objections. Jminthorne (talk) 07:06, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Jminthorne, I agree that a proposed merge will benefit both pages. Shall I merge them? It seems like there are no objections. Wikigratia (talk) 15:59, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes, merge the pages. Add Index number as a section to Index (economics). Aditya (talk) 19:17, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

 Done VQuakr (talk) 04:41, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Dr. Diewert's comment on this article[edit]

Dr. Diewert has reviewed this Wikipedia page, and provided us with the following comments to improve its quality:


I have attached my lecture notes in my Applied Economics Course (Economics 594) at the University of British Columbia and Chapters 5 and 6 would be relevant for the economic index numbers entry. However, getting these chapters into a form that would be suitable for Wikipedia would be a big job.

Now there is another world expert on index number theory who has a pretty good recent book that reviews the non-economic approaches to index number theory: Price and Quantity Index Numbers, Bert M. Balk, Cambridge University Press, 2008.


We hope Wikipedians on this talk page can take advantage of these comments and improve the quality of the article accordingly.

Dr. Diewert has published scholarly research which seems to be relevant to this Wikipedia article:


  • Reference : Diewert, Erwin. (2007). The Paris OECD-IMF Workshop on Real Estate Price Indexes: Conclusions and Future Directions, Economics working papers diewert-07-01-03-08-12-12, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 31 Jan 2007.

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