Ein neuer langer Verbraucherpreisindex für Österreich, 1800-2018

Gerald Hubmann, Clemens Jobst, Michaela Maier

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Indices of the development of consumer prices in Vienna or Austria date back to the year 1800. This article presents the first systematically documented and chained consumer price index for Austria spanning the period from 1800 to today. The selection of the series and the problems that arise in chaining them through wars, currency reforms and changes in index methodology are discussed in detail. We also propose adjustments to the constituent series which, compared to series used in previous research, yield significantly higher inflation rates during the Napoleonic Wars and a more pronounced deflation after their end, as well as a steeper price increase in 1948 and 1949. Finally, this article will examine the suitability of consumer price indices for the conversion of historical prices. This article includes a table containing annual index values.
Titel in ÜbersetzungA New Long-Run Consumer Price Index for Austria, 1800–2018
Seiten (von - bis)47-85
FachzeitschriftVSWG - Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - März 2020

ÖFOS 2012

  • 502049 Wirtschaftsgeschichte
  • 601016 Österreichische Geschichte


  • Austria
  • Consumer Price Index
  • Cost of Living Index
  • Historic Reconstruction
  • Inflation