Asking Households About Expenditures: What Have We Learned?
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This paper was written for the Conference on Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures sponsored by Conference on Research in Income and Wealth and the National Bureau of Economic Research, with support from the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice. We thank conference participants for many helpful comments. Some of this work on this paper was co-funded by the ESRC-funded Centre for Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (CPP, reference RES-544-28-5001). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.