Consumer Expenditure Survey

CE Visited Your Town: Past Events

Meeting with users of Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) data is important to the CE program. Whether you use tables or microdata, we value your comments, and the opportunity to answer questions or otherwise assist you in using the data.

This page shows conferences at which CE staff from the National Office in Washington, DC, have presented. Please note that neither the CE program nor the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is affiliated with the sponsors of these events.

If you would like to contact the CE staff about these or other matters, please use any of the methods below to contact the CE National Office. Inquiries should include your name, phone number, fax number, mailing address, or e-mail address, along with a brief message. If you have questions or want more information on regional CE data, please contact your local BLS Regional Information Office.

This page will be updated periodically. Meanwhile, please take a look at upcoming events.

Disclaimer: The authors of some of these studies and presentations are not affiliated with BLS. This information is provided for your convenience and does not constitute an endorsement.

Webinar

Association of Public Data Users (APDU)

October 30, 2013

Website: http://apdu.org/

Presentation:

Northeast

New York, NY

Eastern Economic Association (EEA)

  • February 27-March 1, 2015
    Website: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/eea/conferences/
    Conference Program: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/prebuilt/pdf/academics/artssciences/eea2015program.pdf
    Session title: "Big Data on the Big Apple, or, Empire State-istics"
    Presentations:
  • The Effects of the Recovery on Different Demographic Groups in NYC.
    Martin Kohli and Bruce Bergman (Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York-New Jersey Information Office, New York City).
  • An Overview of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in New York City.
    Li-Chun Lin (Montclair State University).
  • Measurement of Road User Charges in the United States: Comparison of BLS Consumer Expenditure Survey Data and Highway User Fee Data.
    Jonathan Peters (The College of Staten Island, CUNY).
  • Expenditures by Hispanic Consumers: New York and the Nation Compared.
    Geoffrey Paulin (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • NOTE: This session features speakers from the BLS Northeast Information Office. These speakers can provide additional information on how to obtain local area statistics from the BLS. To contact a staff member from the Northeast Information Office, please see the links at the bottom of this page.

    Washington, DC

    Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology Conference (FCSM)

    November 5, 2013

    Website: http://www.fcsm.gov/

    Registration: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1257298

    Presentations:


    Washington, DC

    Housing Statistics Users Group (HSUG)

    November 1, 2013

    Registration: open to the public

    Presentations:

    Providence, RI

    Rhode Island College (RIC) Visit: 2013 Fall Workshop by BLS

    NOTE: The first two sessions featured a speaker from the BLS New England Information Offices. This speaker can provide additional information on how to obtain local area statistics from the BLS. To contact a staff member from the New England Information Offices, please see the links at the bottom of this page.

    NOTE: This session featured speakers from the BLS Northeast Information Office. These speakers can provide additional information on how to obtain local area statistics from the BLS. To contact a staff member from the Northeast Information Office, please see the links at the bottom of this page.

    New York, NY

    Eastern Economic Association (EEA)

    Providence, RI

    International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE)

    Boston, MA

    Eastern Economic Association (EEA)

    NOTE: The first session featured speakers from the BLS New England and New York Information Offices. These speakers can provide additional information on how to obtain local area statistics from the BLS. To contact a staff member from either the New England or New York Information Offices, please see the links at the bottom of this page.

    Midwest:

    Minneapolis, MN

    Midwest Economic Association (MEA)

  • March 27-29, 2015
    Website: http://web.grinnell.edu/MEA/
    Conference Program: http://web.grinnell.edu/mea/Web_2015/2015_Conference_Program.pdf
    Session title: "Investigating Risky Behaviors: Innovative Uses of the Consumer Expenditure Survey"
    Presentations:
  • Overview of the Consumer Expenditure Survey Data.
    Steve Henderson (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • Regressive Effects: Unintended Consequences of Sin Taxation.
    Adam Hoffer (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse).
  • Healthful Habits: Exploring Expenditure Patterns for Good and “Ill”.
    Adam Reichenberger (Presented by Geoffrey Paulin, Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • Historical Evidence from the Diary and Interview Components: Trends in Alcohol, Tobacco, and Fast Food Expenditures by Young Adults (Diary); How Expenditures Persistently Exceed Income for Low-Income Consumers (Interview).
    Geoffrey Paulin (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • Madison, WI

    Mid-Continent Regional Science Association (MCRSA)/IMPLAN National User’s Conference

  • June 3-5, 2014

  • Website: www.mcrsa.org
    Conference Program (Overview): http://www.mcrsa.org/Assets/Documents/2014%20Preliminary%20Conference%20Program.pdf
    Plenary Session (June 4): "Introducing the Consumer Expenditure Survey: A Tool for Regional, Urban, and Other Economic Analyses"

    NOTE: This session featured a speaker from the Midwest BLS Information Office in Chicago. The speaker can provide additional information on how to obtain local area statistics from the BLS. To contact a staff member from the Midwest BLS Information Office, please see the links at the bottom of this page.

    Milwaukee, WI

    American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI)

    South:

    Atlanta, GA

    Southern Economic Association (SEA)

    Savannah, GA

    Family Economics and Resource Management Association (FERMA)

    New Orleans, LA

    Southwestern Social Sciences Association (SSSA), 93rd Annual Meeting

    Orlando, FL

    American Association for Public Opinion Research 67th Annual Conference

    Memphis, TN

    American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI)

    Charlotte, NC

    Eastern Family Economics and Resource Management Association (EFERMA)

    West:

    San Diego, CA

    International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE)

    Las Vegas, NV

    American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts (AAEFE)

    Seattle, WA

    Western Economic Association International (WEAI)

    Spokane, WA

    Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference (PNREC)

    Portland, OR

    American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI)

    San Diego, CA

    Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)

    San Francisco, CA

    Western Economic Association International (WEAI)

    NOTE: One of the speakers represented the BLS Western Information Office in San Francisco. This speaker can provide additional information on how to obtain local area statistics from the BLS. To contact a member of the BLS Western Information Office staff, please see the links at the bottom of this page.

    For more information on regional CE data, please contact your local BLS Regional Information Offices.

    If you have questions, please contact the CE National Office Staff.

    Last Modified Date: April 7, 2015

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