This paper reviews the progress that has been made over the past decade in understanding the nature of the various multilateral in- ternational comparison methods. Fifteen methods are discussed and subjected to a system of ten tests. In addition, attention is paid to recently developed methods based on the principle of chaining, model based approaches, and the economic approach to international com- parison.

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Keywords index number theory, international comparison, purchasing power parity
Publisher Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
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Balk, B.M.. (2001). Aggregation Methods in International Comparisons (No. ERS-2001-41-MKT). Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Retrieved from