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Consumer Expenditure Surveys


This page shows events at which Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CE) staff from the National Office in Washington, DC, will be presenting. You may be interested in attending them, or in arranging for a CE staff member (subject to staff availability) to visit your organization to deliver a formal presentation or attend a one-on-one meeting. Please note that neither the CE program nor the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is affiliated with the sponsors of these events. In addition, there usually are registration fees associated with these events. However, none of these fees is paid to the CE program or the BLS. Participation at these events is subject to the status of the BLS budget.

If you would like to contact the CE staff about these or other matters, please use either method below to contact the CE National Office. Inquiries should include your name and phone number or e-mail address, along with a brief message.

This page will be updated periodically, as new information becomes available.

All archived CE presentations can be viewed in the CE Library.


American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)

May 15 - 17, 2024
Conference Program:  
AAPOR 79th Annual Conference

All presenters are members of the CE program staff.

Session:  Advances in Diary Surveys
Date:  Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time:  2:30 – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

  • Title:  Assessing the Impact of User Device Type on Data Quality in the Consumer Expenditure Online Diary Survey
    Presenter:  Graham Jones, Economist

  • Title:  Evaluating Data Quality in the Consumer Expenditure Survey’s Test of a Fully Self-Administered Diary in an Online Panel
    Presenter:  Nikki Graf, Statistician (Economics)

  • Title:  Where you shop or what you buy: Testing improvements to the CE Diary Survey
    Presenter:  Parvati Krishnamurty, Economist

Session:  Survey Costs: Cutting Corners without Cutting Quality
Date:  Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time:  4:15 PM - 5:45 PM (Eastern Time)

  • Title:  Tailored Approaches to Data Collection to Reduce Field Collection Costs
    Presenter:  Laura Erhard, Branch Chief – Supervisory Economist

Session:  Poster Session II
Date:  Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time:  3:30 – 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

  • Title:  Paradata Analysis from an Online Panel Self-Administered Diary Test of the Consumer Expenditure Survey
    Presenter:  Tucker Miller, Economist

Session:  Cognitive Interviews and Other Tools to Develop Good Questions
Date:  Friday, May 17, 2024
Time:  8:00 - 9:30 AM (Eastern Time)

  • Title:  Developing Metrics to Evaluate Streamlined Questionnaire Changes in the Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey
    Presenter:  Nikki Graf, Statistician (Economics)

Session:  Human and Bot Voices in Interviews
Date:  Friday, May 17, 2024
Time:  9:45 - 11:15 AM (Eastern Time)

  • Title:  Using CARI to Assess Interviewer Behavior and Response Outcomes in the CE Interviewer Survey
    Presenter:  Wendy Carlton, Statistician

  • Title:  Impact of CARI on Data Quality in the CE Interview Survey
    Presenter: Ariana Welsh, Economist


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 1, 2024