The Consumer Price Index and Inflation - Resources

Elizabeth B. Appelbaum


AmosWEB LLC. AmosWEB GLOSS*arama. Accessed March 16, 2003. See in particular the entries “CPI,” “Inflation,” “Deflation,” “Depression,” and “Recession.” Use the Quick Search box as needed.

Haimowitz, J. Assistant Professor of Economics, Avila University, Kansas City, MO. Personal interview, August 29, 2002.

Lynch, P. J., and S. Horton. Web Style Guide, 2002. Accessed March 22, 2003. See in particular the section “Typefaces.”

Rossman, A. J. "Integrating Data Analysis and Precalculus," Bridges: The Newsletter for the Workshop Calculus Project, Spring 2003, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.

Tufte, E. The visual display of quantitative information. Cheshire, CT.: Graphics Press, 1983. This book has guidelines for legible tables and graphs.

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Home Page Accessed March 16, 2003.

Simpson, J. A., and E.S.C. Weiner, Eds. The Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989.

Helpful Sources

Economics. Danbury, CT.: Grolier Foundation, 2000. This multi-volume work is an encyclopedia of economics with lots of striking graphics. Volume 1, Money, banking, and finance has an article “Inflation and deflation,” pp. 86-87, with a graph of inflation rates for the CPI, energy, new cars, and apparel, all on the same grid. Volume 5, Economic theory, has an article “Consumer price index (CPI),” p. 17. The article “Fiscal policy,” p. 50, states that price stability, meaning inflation rates at most 2%, is a goal of fiscal policy, . 

Henderson, D. R., Ed. The concise encyclopedia of economics. Accessed March 16, 2003. This is part of the Library of Economics and Liberty, published by the Liberty Fund, Inc. See in particular the article “Inflation” by David Ranson, and search for other economic terms.

Johnson, P. M. A glossary of political economic terms. Accessed March 16, 2003. See the articles “Deflation,” “Depression,” and “Inflation.”

US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Consumer Price Index: Addendum to frequently asked questions.  Accessed December 28, 2002.

US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Consumer Price Indexes: Frequently asked questions. Accessed December 28, 2002.

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