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Organised by the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Updated 22 May 2014.
There are five reference documents for this workshop:
The workshop will examine the various higher-level price index formu= las used to compile the CPI, including more recently developed approaches i= ncluding the geometric formula proposed by the IMF. The workshop will also = examine approaches to minimise substitution bias in the CPI, particularly i= n the case when traditional weighting data from household expenditure surve= ys are available infrequently. A range of country practices and experiences= will be presented along with opportunities for discussion of participant's= topics.
Preparations for the upcoming international CPI conference in Geneva hav= e now commenced. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will facilitate = a workshop on =E2=80=98Higher-level indices=E2=80=99 on 26 May 2014.
I invite participants that wish to present work or contribute a paper at= the workshop to submit an abstract/proposal by no later than 30 March 2014= . Final drafts will be required by no later than 1 May 2014.
The workshop will examine:
- Defining a purpo= se for the CPI;
- Higher-level ind= ex methods;
- Weighting and su= bstitution bias;
- Country practice= s; and
- A quality assess= ment framework.
The intention is to load all reference material to the UNECE meeting pag= e in advance of the workshop.
I look forward to the workshop and, in particular, the discussions.
Marcel van Kints
Australian Bureau of Statistics