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January/February 1997, 
Vol. 79, No. 1
Posted 1997-01-01

Monetary Aggregation Theory and Statistical Index Numbers

by Richard G. Anderson, Barry Jones, and Travis Nesmith

The authors survey the literature on the aggregation of monetary assets and summarizes theoretical results not readily available elsewhere. The article develops a dynamic, intertemporal consumer decision model and explains how monetary aggregation conditions may be obtained from a model of a competitive firm. Because the analysis is based on dynamic microeconomic theory, some aspects are necessarily technical.