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The Potential use of In-home Scanner Technology for Budget Surveys

Andrew Leicester

NBER Working Paper No. 19536
Issued in October 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

Funding from the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (RES-544-28-5001) at IFS is gratefully acknowledged. The author would like to thank Chris Carroll and participants at the December 2011 NBER-CRIW Conference on Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditure in Washington, DC for useful comments; Kantar Worldpanel for supplying the data on which much of the analysis is based; Kate Davies, Gareth Clancy and Neil Price from the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) for advice on National

Accounts and Retail Sales data; and Giles Horsfield of the ONS for information on the use of scanners by the ONS. Data from the UK Living Costs and Food Survey 2001/2-2009 are collected by the Office for National Statistics and distributed by the Economic and Social Data Service. Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland. This work was completed by the author during his time at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The views reflected are those of the author and not the IFS, Frontier Economics Ltd, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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