EMG Workshop 2017

Overview

The Economic Measurement Initiative of the Centre for Applied Economic Research is hosting its 17th annual international workshop, supported by the UNSW Business School, the School of Economics and the Australian Research Council.

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  • Topics covered:

    • An Implementation Plan to Maximise the Use of Transactions Data in the CPI
    • Towards Resolving Some New and Old Problems in Price Measurement
    • Measuring Consumer Inflation in a Digital Economy
    • Estimating the Benefits and Costs of New and Disappearing Products
    • Econometric Origins of Index Numbers
    • Wages and Business Characteristics: Evidence from Firm-Level Data
    • Developing a Monthly Agricultural Commodity Export Price Index
    • Accounting for Natural Capital in Mining MFP: Comparing User Costs for Non-Renewable Resource

    For further information, contact:

    Professor Kevin J. Fox 
    Director, Centre for Applied Economic Research
    UNSW Business School 
    k.fox@unsw.edu.au
    Tel: (+61-2) 9385 8173


Event details

Friday 1 December 2017
Workshop 8.30 – 5.00pm

Pioneer International Theatre, AGSM Building (G27), UNSW Sydney, Kensington NSW 2052

Event Program

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  • Marcel van Kints(Australian Bureau of Statistics)
  • Jan de Haan (Delft University of Technology, Statistics Netherlands and Australian Bureau of Statistics)
  • Paul Schreyer (OECD)
  • Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia and UNSW)
  • Adam Gorajek (UNSW and Reserve Bank of Australia)
  • Costa Georgeson/Alex Sibelle (Australian Treasury)
  • Kirk Zammit (ABARES)
  • Khanh Hoang (ANU and Australian Bureau of Statistics)

Resources

Papers and presentations

Marcel van Kints, Australian Bureau of Statistics
"An Implementation Plan to Maximise the Use of Transactions Data in the CPI"

  • Presentation

Jan de Haan, Delft University of Technology, Statistics Netherlands and Australian Bureau of Statistics
"Towards Resolving Some New and Old Problems in Price Measurement"

Background papers

  • Paul Schreyer, OECD
    "Measuring Consumer Inflation in a Digital Economy"

    Erwin Diewert, University of British Columbia and UNSW Sydney
    "Estimating the Benefits and Costs of New and Disappearing Products"

    Kirk Zammit, ABARES
    "Developing a Monthly Agricultural Commodity Export Price Index"

    Khanh Hoang ANU and Australian Bureau of Statistics Accounting for Natural Capital in Mining MFP:
    "Comparing User Costs for Non-Renewable Resources"


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