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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985

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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985
Textbook Problem

Which of the problems in the construction of the CPI might be illustrated by each of the following situations? Explain.

a. the invention of cell phones

b. the introduction of air bags in cars

c. increased personal computer purchases in response to a decline in their price

d. more scoops of raisins in each package of Raisin Bran

e. greater use of fuel-efficient cars after gasoline prices increase

Subpart (a):

To determine

Identify the problem with CPI.

Explanation

Invention of mobile phone will lead to the problem with CPI of introduction of new goods. This is because the consumers will h...

Subpart (b):

To determine

Identify the problem with CPI.

Subpart (c):

To determine

Identify the problem with CPI.

Subpart (d):

To determine

Identify the problem with CPI.

Subpart (e):

To determine

Identify the problem with CPI.

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