Not a powerful comparison: purchasing power parity in OECD telecoms reviews
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Not a powerful comparison: purchasing power parity in OECD telecoms reviews

Purchasing power parity indices are intended to make measures of GDP and per-capita income comparable between countries. However, sometimes such indices are used to compare prices of individual items or specific sectors—for example, in reviews of telecommunications services by the OECD. Dr Adriaan ten Kate, independent economist based in Mexico, explains why this approach is spurious.

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