This conference organised by the ESWG* and CeMMAP** explores the problems involved in producing measures of price change and quantity change.
A keynote lecture will be given by Kevin Fox on ‘Price Index Measurement during Pandemics: What have we learnt from Covid-19?’. Kevin’s keynote will cover both the theory and practice of price index construction under pandemic conditions. It will reference national statistical institute responses and suggest lessons that may inform future price index construction, such as the benefits of revisable price indexes, digital data collection and continuous household expenditure surveys.
* ESWG, the Economic Statistics Working Group, is a collaboration between the Royal Statistical Society, the Royal Economic Society, the Society of Professional Economists, Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence and the Office for National Statistics. Its objects are to raise the profile of, and to stimulate debate about, issues in economic measurement.
** CeMMAP, the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, is a research centre supported by the Economic and Social Research Council. CeMMAP develops and applies methods for modelling individual behaviour, the influences on it and the impact of policy interventions.