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Courses - Fall 2019
SURV
Survey Methodology Department Site
SURV650
Economic Measurement
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed a course in intermediate microeconomics.
Credit only granted for: SURV650 or SURV699L.
Formerly: SURV699L.
An introduction to the field of economic measurement. Sound economic data are of critical importance to policymakers, the business community, and others. Emphasis is placed on the economic concepts that underlie key economic statistics and the translation of those concepts into operational measures. Topics addressed include business survey sampling; the creation of business survey sampling frames; the collection of data from businesses; employment and earnings statistics; price statistics; output and productivity measures; the national accounts; and the statistical uses of administrative data. Lectures and course readings assume prior exposure to the tools of economic analysis.