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|Question||The typical consumer’s food basket in the base year 2012 is as follows:
30 chickens at $3.00 each 10 hams at $6.00 each 10 steaks at $8.00 each
A chicken feed shortage causes the price of chickens to rise to $5.00 each in the year 2013. Hams rise to $7.00 each, and the price of steaks is unchanged.
a. Calculate the change in the “cost-of-eating” index between 2012 and 2013.
b. Suppose that consumers are completely indifferent between two chickens and one ham. For this example, how large is the substitution bias in the official “cost-of-eating” index?
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