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iii) had recommended "that the CPI (Consumer Price Index) should move toward a COLI (Cost Of Living Index) concept by adopting a "superlative" index formula to account for the changing market baskets." This recommendation has recently been reaffirmed by the National of Sciences on Conceptualizing and Measuring Cost-of-Living and Price Indexes (known as the CNSTA) report that "The BLS should publish, contemporaneous with the real-time CPI, an advance estimate of the superlative index, utilizing either a constant--elasticity--of--substitution method or some other method." (See National Research Council, 2002, p.6).