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The Validity of Consumption Data: Are the Consumer Expenditure Interview and Diary Surveys Informative?

Adam Bee, Bruce D. Meyer, and James X. Sullivan

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

We examine the quality of data in the Consumer Expenditure (CE) Survey. We compare reported spending on goods and services to comparable national income account data separately for the two components ... More


Poverty Decline in India in the 1990s: A Reality and Not an Artifact

K. Sundaram and Suresh D. Tendulkar

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses the problems of comparability of the size distributions from the NSS 50th (1993–4) and the 55th (1999–2000) rounds of Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CES) arising from the use of ... More


The Potential Use of In-Home Scanner Technology for Budget Surveys

Andrew Leicester

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

We consider that role in-home barcode scanner data could play in national budget surveys. We make detailed comparisons of food and drink expenditures in two British datasets: the Living Costs and ... More


Modeling Consumer Behavior

Dale W. Jorgenson, Richard J. Goettle, Mun S. Ho, and Peter J. Wilcoxen

in Double Dividend: Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027090
eISBN:
9780262318563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027090.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Consumers are represented by an aggregate demand function in many CGE models without allowing for demographic differences. Some allow for different demands by different household types but in a ... More


The Benefits of Panel Data in Consumer Expenditure Surveys

Jonathan A. Parker, Nicholas S. Souleles, and Christopher D. Carroll

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter explains why the collection of panel (re-interview) data on a comprehensive measure of household expenditures is of great value both for measuring budget shares (the core mission of a ... More


Understanding the Relationship: CE Survey and PCE

William Passero, Thesia I. Garner, and Clinton McCully

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

There are two federal data series that refer to U.S. household expenditures. One uses the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE), and the other personal consumption expenditures (PCE). Weights for the ... More


Introduction

Christopher D. Carroll, Thomas F. Crossley, and John Sabelhaus

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapters in this volume approach the issue of improving the measurement of consumption expenditures from many different perspectives. There are also connections between the various chapters and ... More


Constructing a PCE-Weighted Consumer Price Index

Caitlin Blair

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This study investigates the effects of simulating the Consumer Price Index (CPI) with alternately sourced weights on the inflation experience for an average US consumer. The Bureau of Labor ... More


Is the Consumer Expenditure Survey Representative by Income?

John Sabelhaus, David Johnson, Stephen Ash, David Swanson, Thesia I. Garner, John Greenlees, and Steve Henderson

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Aggregate under-reporting of household spending in the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) can result from two fundamental types of measurement errors: higher-income households (who presumably spend ... More


Exploring a Balance Edit Approach in the Consumer Expenditure Quarterly Interview Survey

Scott Fricker, Brandon Kopp, and Nhien To

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Early expenditure surveys conducted by the BLS (e.g., 1935-36 Study of Consumer Purchases; the 1950 Survey of Consumer Expenditures) used a ‘balance edit’ to check for consistency among reported ... More


The Evolution of Income, Consumption, and Leisure Inequality in the United States, 1980–2010

Orazio Attanasio, Erik Hurst, and Luigi Pistaferri

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Recent research has documented that income inequality in the United States has increased dramatically over the prior three decades. Some argue this increase was matched by an equally large increase ... More


What Really Happened to Consumption Inequality in the United States?

Orazio Attanasio, Erich Battistin, and Hidehiko Ichimura

in Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services: Essays in Honor of Zvi Griliches

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226044491
eISBN:
9780226044507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044507.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines data quality issues for the analysis of consumption inequality, exploiting two complementary data sets from the Consumer Expenditure Survey—one known as the Interview sample and ... More


Distributional Impacts in a Comprehensive Climate Policy Package

Gilbert E. Metcalf, Aparna Mathur, and Kevin A. Hassett

in The Design and Implementation of US Climate Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226269146
eISBN:
9780226921983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921983.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter quantifies the effects of climate policy on several different factors that influence household disposable income, focusing specifically on calculating the distributional impact of carbon ... More


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