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Improving the measurement of consumer expenditures

Author: Chris Carroll; Thomas F Crossley; John Edward Sabelhaus
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Series: Studies in income and wealth, v. 74.
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Robust and reliable measures of consumer expenditures are essential for analyzing aggregate economic activity and for measuring differences in household circumstances. Many countries, including the United States, are embarking on ambitious projects to redesign surveys of consumer expenditures, with the goal of better capturing economic heterogeneity. This is an appropriate time to examine the way consumer  Read more...
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Improving the measurement of consumer expenditures.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014035488
(OCoLC)890814449
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Carroll; Thomas F Crossley; John Edward Sabelhaus
ISBN: 9780226194714 022619471X
OCLC Number: 910981522
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 504 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Prefatory Note --
Introduction / Christopher D. Carroll, Thomas F. Crossley, and John Sabelhaus --
I. What Do We Already Know about Collecting Household Expenditure Data? --
1. Asking Households about Expenditures: What Have We Learned? / Thomas F. Crossley and Joachim K. Winter --
II. Goals for the Expenditure Survey Redesign --
2. Constructing a PCE-Weighted Consumer Price Index / Caitlin Blair --
3. The Benefits of Panel Data in Consumer Expenditure Surveys / Jonathan A. Parker, Nicholas S. Souleles, and Christopher D. Carroll --
4. The Evolution of Income, Consumption, and Leisure Inequality in the United States,1980-2010 / Orazio Attanasio, Erik Hurst, and Luigi Pistaferri --
5. Using the CE to Model Household Demand / Laura Blow, Valérie Lechene, and Peter Levell --
III. Evaluating the Existing CE Survey --
6. Understanding the Relationship: CE Survey and PCE / William Passero, Thesia I. Garner, and Clinton McCully --
7. The Validity of Consumption Data: Are the Consumer Expenditure Interview and Diary Surveys Informative? / Adam Bee, Bruce D. Meyer, and James X. Sullivan --
8. Is the Consumer Expenditure Survey Representative by Income? / John Sabelhaus, David Johnson, Stephen Ash, David Swanson, Thesia I. Garner, John Greenlees, and Steve Henderson --
9. A Comparison of Micro and Macro Expenditure Measures across Countries Using Differing Survey Methods / Garry Barrett, Peter Levell, and Kevin Milligan --
IV. Alternative Approaches to Data Collection --
10. Measuring the Accuracy of Survey Responses Using Administrative Register Data: Evidence from Denmark / Claus Thustrup Kreiner, David Dreyer Lassen, and Søren Leth-Petersen --
11. Judging the Quality of Survey Data by Comparison with "Truth" as Measured by Administrative Records: Evidence from Sweden / Ralph Koijen, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, and Roine Vestman. 12. Exploring a Balance Edit Approach in the Consumer Expenditure Quarterly Interview Survey / Scott Fricker, Brandon Kopp, and Nhien To --
13. Measuring Total Household Spending in a Monthly Internet Survey: Evidence from the American Life Panel / Michael D. Hurd and Susann Rohwedder --
14. Wealth Dynamics and Active Saving at Older Ages / Michael D. Hurd and Susann Rohwedder --
15. Measuring Household Spending and Payment Habits: The Role of "Typical" and "Specific" Time Frames in Survey Questions / Marco Angrisani, Arie Kapteyn, and Scott Schuh --
16. The Potential Use of In-Home Scanner Technology for Budget Surveys / Andrew Leicester --
Contributors --
Author Index --
Subject Index.
Series Title: Studies in income and wealth, v. 74.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher D. Carroll, Thomas F. Crossley, and John Sabelhaus.
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