SGE invitation: Consumer Expenditure Survey Microdata Users’ Workshop

Registration is Now Open for the 2010 Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) Microdata Users’ Workshop!

Join fellow CE microdata users at this year’s 3-day workshop for a series of informative & practical sessions geared to all levels of expertise.

The Workshop is free to all participants.

Sessions designed for the novice user include:

  • Basic info about the CE program and data
  • Content and organization of microdata files
  • Creation of data sets within and across files
  • Topcoding and other confidentiality measures

Sessions designed for the more experienced user include:

  • Derivation and use of weights for estimation of means and variances
  • Using the multiply-imputed income variables properly
  • Treating interviews independently vs. linking them across quarters
  • How sales taxes are applied to reported expenditures
  • Topics suggested by you, the experienced user

Sessions highlighting uses of the data:

  • Research presentations by users in academia, government and private industry
  • Papers demonstrating uses of both Interview and Diary survey data

Sessions covering special topics such as:

  • Tips on publishing your research in the Monthly Labor Review
  • “Sneak peek” at future developments in the CE

Sessions devoted to hands-on use of CE microdata

  • Projects typifying basic uses of the microdata will be taken up first
  • Progressively more complex projects will be addressed in later sessions

AND new this year: Individual appointments with internal experts

  • Sign up to meet one-on-one with a CE staff member to answer questions about your project

You will also be able to find the registration form on the CE website at http://www.bls.gov/cex/csxannualworkshop.htm on or about June 9th.

For more information, please contact us by email at CE_Workshop_2010@bls.gov or by phone at (202) 691-6900.