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Replication data for: Understanding PPPs and PPP-Based National Accounts

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Deaton, Angus
  • Heston, Alan
Publication Date
2010-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We provide an overview of the theory and practice of constructing PPPs. We focus on four practical areas: how to handle international differences in quality; the treatment of urban and rural areas of large countries; how to estimate prices for government services, health, and education; and the effects of the regional structure of the latest International Comparison Program for 2005. We discuss revisions of the Penn World Table, and their effects on econometric analysis, and include health warnings. Some international comparisons are close to impossible, even in theory, and in others, the practical difficulties make comparison exceedingly hazardous. (JEL C43, E01, E31, O57).
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/mac.2.4.1 (Text)
Publications
  • Deaton, Angus, and Alan Heston. “Understanding PPPs and PPP-Based National Accounts.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 2, no. 4 (October 2010): 1–35. https://doi.org/10.1257/mac.2.4.1.
    • ID: 10.1257/mac.2.4.1 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Deaton, Angus; Heston, Alan (2010): Replication data for: Understanding PPPs and PPP-Based National Accounts. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114185V1