Friday, April 4, 2008

Econ Talk of the Day- Improved Inflation measures

"The CPI: Proposed Initiatives to Improve the Measurement of Headline Inflation"
Speakers: Michael W. Horrigan, Bureau of Labor Statistics; W. John Layng, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Moderator: Maurine Haver, Haver Analytics
BLS Associate Commissioner Mike Horrigan and BLS Assistant Commissioner for CPI John Layng discuss plans to significantly improve the shelter component of the CPI and to update the geographic samples in which prices for CPI are collected.

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