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Featured Article
Featured article image April 2024

Measuring total-premium inflation for health insurance in the Consumer Price Index

Brett Matsumoto

This article discusses existing methods for pricing health insurance, presents a Consumer Price Index for implied total-premium inflation, and compares that implied measure with total-premium inflation as measured by the Producer Price Index for health insurance.

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Book Reviews
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Unraveling long-term household changes through economic modeling

Murat Ungor

In this book, economist Jeremy Greenwood develops economic models to study long-term changes in the household sector.

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Beyond BLS

A reappraisal of Keynes’s “Economic possibilities for our grandchildren”

Justin Holt

Research analyzes Keynes’s theory of economic growth.

Stimulus checks, world events, or import shortages: what causes import inflation?

Harry Nitzberg

Researchers find that the causes of U.S. import inflation depend on when the inflation was.

Borrowing costs weakened consumer sentiment in 2023

Ryan Ansell

Gross domestic product, employment, and inflation figures were all positively received in 2023, but consumer sentiment was low.

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