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BLS Price Index Users Conference

The BLS Price Programs will present on advance topics tailored to the interests of our data users.

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About this Event

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring price changes, labor market activity, working conditions, and productivity in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate economic information to support public and private decision-making.

The Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Index, and International Price programs will present on advanced topics tailored to the interests of our data users. This users’ conference will offer attendees the opportunity to better understand our methodology and processes, while providing a platform for open discussion with BLS economists.

April 21, 2021 Agenda

9:00-9:10 Opening remarks from BLS Commissioner William Beach

9:10-10:00 Medical care in the CPI and PPI

10:05-10:55 Quality adjustment across price programs

11:00-12:00 Recent and upcoming advancements using alternative collection methods for price indexes

April 28, 2021 Agenda

9:00-9:10 Opening remarks from BLS Commissioner William Beach

9:10-10:30 Impact of COVID-19 on price movements and data collection

10:35-12:00 Listening session to address questions or concerns regarding BLS methodology

Additional Event Details

Separate registration is required to attend to each session, April 21 and April 28. Registration will close on Monday, April 19, 2021.

The virtual event will be conducted via WebEx and a link will be provided to attendees ahead of each session. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or have any questions about the event, please contact us at pricesconference@bls.gov.

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2021