Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1936

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Economics

Abstract

During the last generation, index numbers have gradually gone into general use among economists, statisticians, and business men. Because a farmer is a business man, it is important that he know what the trend of farm prices have been in the past and what the current trend is, so that he may anticipate changes which statistical analysis show are taking place in his particular phase of business.The Main objective of this study is to revise the existing South Dakota Farm Price Index. In order to furnish a comparable background for the presentation of these results it was found desirable (1) to review briefly the history and methods of collecting farm prices, (2) to review the more common methods of constructing farm prices index numbers, and (3) to review in detail the procedure used in constructing the existing index in order that an easy reference may be available for those who may desire to make use of it.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Index numbers (Economics) Farm produce -- South Dakota -- Marketing

Description

Includes bibliographical references

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

50

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

No Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Only
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