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How is it real wages = old wages * new cpi / old cpi? It seems this discounts back to the reference period and then multiplies out to current day. This would give us new (nominal) wages?

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  • $\begingroup$ Indeed it does. Where does it say "real wages = old wages * new cpi / old cpi"? $\endgroup$ – Giskard Aug 13 at 12:00
  • $\begingroup$ quora.com/How-do-I-calculate-the-real-wage $\endgroup$ – Geoffrey Turner Aug 13 at 12:09
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    $\begingroup$ Quora is not an appropriate source...please consult a textbook on real wage calculation. $\endgroup$ – Giskard Aug 13 at 20:32
  • $\begingroup$ Thought as much. Thank you, Giskard. $\endgroup$ – Geoffrey Turner Aug 14 at 2:10

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