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 on or about June 9th.

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