AEAStat at the Annual Meeting

Sessions sponsored by the American Economic Association, Committee on Economics Statistics, ASSA Meetings, 2013

This session will be published in the May 2013 AEA issue

Session 1

Perspectives on Inequality and Mobility in the U.S.

Organizer: Gerald Auten, Office of Tax Analysis, U.S. Treasury Department

Chair: Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University

Paper 1: Income Inequality, Mobility and Turnover at the Top in the U.S., 1987 - 2009

Authors: Gerald  Auten, Office of Tax Analysis, U.S. Treasury Department,

Geoffrey  Gee, Office of Tax Analysis, U.S. Treasury Department

Paper 2: Deconstructing income and income inequality measures: A cross walk from market income to comprehensive income

Authors: Richard  Burkhauser, Cornell University and the Univ. of Melbourne

Jeff  Larrimore, U.S. Congress, Joint Committee on Taxation

Paper 3: Consumption and Income Inequality in the U.S. Since the 1960s

Authors: Bruce D. Meyer, University of Chicago and NBER,

James X.Sullivan, University of Notre Dame

Paper 4: Measuring the Trends in Inequality of Individuals and Families: Income and Consumption

Authors: Jonathan  Fisher, U.S. Census Bureau,

David S. Johnson, U.S. Census Bureau,

Timothy M. Smeeding, University of Wisconsin

Discussants: James P. Ziliak, University of Kentucky,

Robert  Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University

 

Session 2

Measuring Poverty in the United States: The Supplemental Poverty Measure

Organizer: Kathleen Short, U.S. Census Bureau

Chair: David S. Johnson, U.S. Census Bureau

 

Paper 1: The Supplemental Poverty Measure: Examining the Incidence and Depth of Poverty in the U.S. Taking Account of Taxes and Transfers in 2011

Author: Kathleen Short, U.S. Census Bureau

Paper 2:  Maintaining Consumption Levels with In-Kind Benefits over Economic Fluctuations: Consumption- vs. Spending-Based SPM Thresholds

Authors: Thesia I. Garner, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Marisa Gudrais, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Paper 3:  Measuring Poverty: Income, Consumption and the New U.S. Poverty Measure

Authors: Bruce D. Meyer, University of Chicago and NBER

James X. Sullivan, University of Notre Dame

Paper 4: Estimating the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) using the Survey of Income and Program Participation

Authors: John Iceland, Pennsylvania State University

Patricia Ruggles, Orlin Research Inc.

Discussants:  Robert T. Michael, University of Chicago

Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Davis

 

Session 3

Measurement Issues in the National Accounts

Organizer: Robert Feenstra, University of California, Davis, rcfeenstra@ucdavis.edu

Chair: Robert Feenstra, University of California, Davis, rcfeenstra@ucdavis.edu

Paper 1: Improving U.S. GDP Measurement: A Forecast Combination Perspective

Authors: S. Boragan Aruoba, University of Maryland

Francis X. Diebold, University of Pennsylvania

Jeremy Nalewaik, Federal Reserve Board

Frank Schorfheide, University of Pennsylvania

Dongho Song, University of Pennsylvania

Discussant: John Roberts, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System

Paper 2: Price Indexes for Clinical Trial Research: A Feasibility Study

Authors:  Ernst R. Berndt, MIT and NBER

Iain M. Cockburn, Boston University and NBER

Discussant: Marshall Reinsdorf, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Paper 3Market Power, Adjustment Costs, And Risk In Measurement Of

Banking Services

Authors:  Kyle Hood Bureau of Economic Analysis

Matthew Osborne, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Discussant: Ron Borzekowski, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Paper 4: Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement: Changes for Measured GDP and Long-Run Housing Values

Author: Rachel Soloveichik, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Discussant: Kristopher Gerardi, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

 

 

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