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Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures
with Christopher Carroll, John Sabelhaus
Conference held December 2-3, 2011
Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
in NBER Book Series Studies in Income and Wealth

Working Papers and Chapters

October 2013Asking Households About Expenditures: What Have We Learned?
with Joachim K. Winter: w19543
When designing household surveys, including surveys that measure consumption expenditure, numerous choices need to be made. Which survey mode should be used? Do recall questions or diaries provide more reliable expenditure data? How should the concept of a household be defined? How should the length of the recall period, the level of aggregation of expenditure items, and the response format be chosen? How are responses affected by incentives? Can computer-assisted surveys be used to reduce or correct response error in real time? In this paper, we provide a selective review of the literature on these questions. We also suggest some promising directions for future research.
March 2013Introduction to "Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures"
with Christopher D. Carroll, John Sabelhaus
in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures, Christopher Carroll, Thomas Crossley, and John Sabelhaus, editors
August 2012Asking Households about Expenditures: What Have We Learned?
with Joachim K. Winter
in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures, Christopher Carroll, Thomas Crossley, and John Sabelhaus, editors

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