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Project Title: Redesigning the BLS Consumer Expenditure Surveys

PIN: DBASSE-CNSTAT-10-03         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit:
Committee on National Statistics

House, Carol

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences

Measuring What We Spend: Toward a New Expenditure Survey
October 16, 2012 - October 16, 2012
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Agnes E. Gaskin
Phone: 202-334-2240
Fax: 202-334-3751


Measuring What We Spend: Toward a New Consumer Expenditure Survey
Workshop Discussion of NRC Report

October 16, 2012
500 5th Street, NW, Room 100
Washington, DC 20001

October 16, 2012

8:00 – 8:30 Networking and Continental Breakfast

The morning session will be for the panel to describe the substance of its report.

Morning Moderator: Connie Citro, CNSTAT

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome, Introductions and Purpose of Workshop
Connie Citro, Director, Committee on National Statistics

8:45 – 9:15 Panel Process and Activities
David Betson, University of Notre Dame

9:15 – 10:00 Issues with Current Consumer Expenditure Surveys
Don Dillman, Panel Chair, Washington State University

10:00 – 10:20 Break

10:20 – 11:35 Recommendations for Change
• Overview and Descriptions of Prototypes
Carol House, CNSTAT, Study Director
• Recommendations
Andy Peytchev, RTI International

11:35 – 11:50 Potential Expansion of Issues
Mel Stephens, Jr., University of Michigan

11:50 – 12:50 Lunch
Lunch tickets provided to all participants

The afternoon session will be BLS plans and for further discussion of four topics proposed by BLS.

Afternoon Moderator: Jennifer Edgar, BLS

12:50 – 1:10 CE Research and Plans for the Future
Adam Safir, BLS

1:10 – 1:55 Discussion Topic: Evaluation of Three Prototype Designs
Sarah Nusser, Iowa State University
Robert Gillingham, Independent Consultant
Clyde Tucker, Independent Consultant

1:55 – 2:40 Discussant Topic: Supported Journal Design
Michael Schoeber, The New School for Social Research

2:40 – 3:00 Break

3:00 – 4:00 Discussion Topic: Technology
Mark Pierzchala, Independent Consultant
Sarah Nusser, Iowa State University

4:00 – 4:30 Discussion Topic: Incentives
Andy Peytchev, RTI International
Don Dillman, Washington State University

4:30 - 5:00 Additional Discussion among Participants

5:00 Planned Adjournment