Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

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

Conference held December 2-3, 2011
Published in May 2015 by University of Chicago Press
© 2015 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Studies in Income and Wealth

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504 pages
ISBN: 0-226-12665-X

Table of Contents

Front matter, prefatory note, table of contents: Christopher D. Carroll, Thomas F. Crossley, John Sabelhaus (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Christopher D. Carroll, Thomas F. Crossley, John Sabelhaus (p. 1 - 20) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Asking Households about Expenditures: What Have We Learned?: Thomas F. Crossley, Joachim K. Winter (p. 23 - 50) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
2. Constructing a PCE-Weighted Consumer Price Index: Caitlin Blair (p. 53 - 74) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
3. The Benefits of Panel Data in Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Jonathan A. Parker, Nicholas S. Souleles, Christopher D. Carroll (p. 75 - 99) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. The Evolution of Income, Consumption, and Leisure Inequality in the United States, 1980–2010: Orazio Attanasio, Erik Hurst, Luigi Pistaferri (p. 100 - 140) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
5. Using the CE to Model Household Demand: Laura Blow, Valérie Lechene, Peter Levell (p. 141 - 178) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Understanding the Relationship: CE Survey and PCE: William Passero, Thesia I. Garner, Clinton McCully (p. 181 - 203) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. The Validity of Consumption Data: Are the Consumer Expenditure Interview and Diary Surveys Informative?: Adam Bee, Bruce D. Meyer, James X. Sullivan (p. 204 - 240) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
8. Is the Consumer Expenditure Survey Representative by Income?: John Sabelhaus, David Johnson, Stephen Ash, David Swanson, Thesia I. Garner, John Greenlees, Steve Henderson (p. 241 - 262) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
9. A Comparison of Micro and Macro Expenditure Measures across Countries Using Differing Survey Methods: Garry Barrett, Peter Levell, Kevin Milligan (p. 263 - 286) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
10. Measuring the Accuracy of Survey Responses Using Administrative Register Data: Evidence from Denmark: Claus Thustrup Kreiner, David Dreyer Lassen, Søren Leth-Petersen (p. 289 - 307) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
11. Judging the Quality of Survey Data by Comparison with "Truth" as Measured by Administrative Records: Evidence From Sweden: Ralph Koijen, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, Roine Vestman (p. 308 - 346) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. Exploring a Balance Edit Approach in the Consumer Expenditure Quarterly Interview Survey: Scott Fricker, Brandon Kopp, Nhien To (p. 347 - 364) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. Measuring Total Household Spending in a Monthly Internet Survey: Evidence from the American Life Panel: Michael D. Hurd, Susann Rohwedder (p. 365 - 387) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
14. Wealth Dynamics and Active Saving at Older Ages: Michael D. Hurd, Susann Rohwedder (p. 388 - 413) (bibliographic info) (download)
15. Measuring Household Spending and Payment Habits: The Role of "Typical" and "Specific" Time Frames in Survey Questions: Marco Angrisani, Arie Kapteyn, Scott Schuh (p. 414 - 440) (bibliographic info) (download)
16. The Potential Use of In-Home Scanner Technology for Budget Surveys: Andrew Leicester (p. 441 - 491) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
List of contributors, indexes: Christopher D. Carroll, Thomas F. Crossley, John Sabelhaus (p. 493 - 504) (bibliographic info) (download)
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