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April 2014

The first hundred years of the Consumer Price Index: a methodological and political history

Darren Rippy

This technical and political history of the Consumer Price Index explains how and why the Bureau of Labor Statistics has come to produce a family of such indexes.

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Book Reviews

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Women not yet “on board”

Maria Sorokina

A collection of essays focusing on women’s accessibility to corporate boardrooms in 11 countries around the world.

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Beyond BLS

What’s “like” got to do with it?

Eleni Karageorge

A recent National Bureau of Economic Research study shows that income inequality has grown as people marry others with characteristics like their own.

More hours at work now = more pay later

Maureen Soyars

Young workers who work long hours tend to see higher hourly wage growth and promotion opportunities.

Startups and older firms: which is more responsive to local economic changes?

Ann Norris

Researchers affirm that, despite the popular perception that small firms are the major contributors to job growth, in the nontradable sector young firms create more jobs.

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