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The European Employment Price Index: Implementation and Feasibility in Austria

Zagler, Martin and Mühlberger, Ulrike (1998) The European Employment Price Index: Implementation and Feasibility in Austria. Austrian Journal of Statistics, 27 (3). pp. 159-169. ISSN 1026-597X

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Abstract

The study, on which this paper is based upon, has analyzed the implementation and feasibility of the European Employment Price Index (EEPI) in Austria. The European Employment Price Index is a Laspeyres measure of the change in the demand-transaction price of the standardized unit of labor. We find that it is feasible to construct the index with the available company data with an approximate lag length of five month. Most data were easily accessible within firms, with the exception of severance payments, company pensions, and hypothetical costs. Only 228 observations are required to obtain an aggregate EEPI for Austria within +/- one percentage point at the 95 % significance level, whilst some 4800 observations are necessary for disaggregate series, enormously increasing costs of provision.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Laspeyres Indices, Employment Costs, Cost-Benefit-Analysis, Empirical Survey
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft > Makroökonomie
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 13:04
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 14:10
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URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/5640

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