MXP Presentations

Import and Export Price Index Discussion Series

The Discussion Series are presentations followed by an open discussion of a topic relating to Import and Export prices.

Presentations are usually held every few months in the BLS Conference and Training Center.

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Past Presentations

September 23, 2016

Forty Years of BLS Export and Import Price Indexes: Trends and Competition
Presented by David Mead, BLS Senior Economist

June 24, 2016

The Role of BLS Import and Export Price Indexes in the Real GDP
Presented by Guadalupe Cerritos, BLS Economist

January 19, 2016

The International Price System

Presented by Dr. Gita Gopinath, Harvard Professor

October 2, 2015

The 2014 Plunge in Import Petroleum Prices: What Happened?
Presented by Porscha Stiger, BLS Economist

July 31, 2015

Analyzing Alternatives to Export Price Indexes
Presented by David Mead, BLS Senior Economist

January 23, 2015

Shrimp Disease in Asia resulting in High U.S. Import Prices
Presented by Kristen Reed, BLS Senior Economist

August 21, 2014

The Impact of the Falling Yen on U.S. Import Prices
Presented by David Mead, BLS Senior Economist

June 17, 2014

Searching for Imports
Presented by Andrew McCallum, Economist, Federal Reserve Board

February 25, 2014

The Reemergence of the United States as a Global Petroleum Producer
Presented by Ted Bennion, BLS Economist

November 21, 2013

The Effect of Firm-Level Productivity on Exchange Rate Pass-Through
Presented by Jonathan Cook, Visiting Researcher at the Bureau of Labor Statistics

August 21, 2013

Coal: A key player in expanded U.S. energy exports
Presented by Helen McCulley, BLS Senior Mathematical Statistician

March 14, 2013

Impact of the Drought on Corn Exports: Paying the Price
Presented by Will Adonizio, BLS Senior Economist

November 16, 2012

International Air Passenger Fares Shrug off the Recession: A Summary and Update
Presented by Jon Ruder, BLS Economist

May 18, 2012

The Impact of the Earthquake in Japan on U.S. Imports: An Update
Presented by David Mead, BLS Senior Economist

January 19, 2012

The Impact of Soaring Cotton Prices on Consumer Apparel Prices
Presented by Esteban Balseca, BLS Economist

September 21, 2011

The Price Competitiveness of U.S. Exports: An Update
Presented by David Mead, BLS Senior Economist

June 16, 2011

China's Exchange Rate Policy Reflected in U.S. Import Prices: An Update
Presented by Rozi Ulics, BLS Senior Economist


Last Modified Date: September 11, 2017