Bureau of Labor Statistics Data User’s Conference — May 11, 2016
You are invited to attend the Bureau of Labor Statistics Data User's Conference on May 11, 2016, in Center City Philadelphia.
- BLS economists will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to discuss programs with data users.
- BLS senior economists will present two in-depth sessions on specialized Producer Price Index topics.
When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, 10 Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
Agenda: See below
Registration: please provide your name and any request for special accommodations to DataUsersPHL@bls.gov or 215-597-3282 no later than Friday, May 6th.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and prices changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate economic information to support public and private decision-making.
This conference will give current BLS data users and future data users the opportunity to speak with BLS economists and learn more about the economic data series we produce. Producer Price Index Senior Economists will present two in-depth sessions on the PPI, to provide an understanding of selected topics within the program.
Opening Remarks for the conference will given by Patrick T. Harker, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and Erica Groshen, Commissioner of Labor Statistics for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Special guest speakers for the conference will be BLS senior economists Jeffrey Hill, Jonathan Weinhagen, Kelley Khatchadourian, and Melanie Santiago, from the Producer Price Index program office in Washington, D.C.
- Using the Producer Price Index to Understand Domestic Inflation: Learn how services, especially trade services with their margin prices, have had an impact on the volatility of the PPI’s headline “Final Demand” number. We will also discuss in depth the issue of volatility as a natural part of the economy in both the short- and long-term.
- The Cost of Care: Medical Care Price Indexes and the Consumer and Producer Price Indexes: Examine how the PPI measures the health care and medical care services sectors of the U.S. economy and compare them with those in the CPI. We will also discuss uses of the measures and examine the changing marketplace and demand for medical care services.
We hope to see you there!
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Open house—BLS economists will be available from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM to discuss any BLS products or data
BLS Conference Events
Opening remarks from Patrick T. Harker and Erica Groshen
Using the Producer Price Index to Understand Domestic Inflation, presented by BLS senior economists Jeffrey Hill and Jonathan Weinhagen.
The Cost of Care: Medical Care Price Indexes and the Consumer and Producer Price Indexes, presented by BLS senior economists Kelley Khatchadourian and Melanie Santiago.
Please provide your name and any requests for special accommodations to DataUsersPHL@bls.gov, or call (215) 597-3282, no later than Friday, May 6th, 2016.
Please contact the BLS Philadelphia Office of Economic Analysis and Information if you have any questions:
E-mail: BLSInfoPhiladelphia@bls.gov or
Phone: (215) 597-3282