Online Program

Price Indices
*Michael Horrigan, Bureau of Labor Statistics 


This lecture will begin with an overview of the uses of BLS price data. The three major price programs of the U.S. (Consumer Prices, Producer Prices and Import/Export Prices) will be then discussed using a survey methodology approach that describes each programs’ measurement goals, scope/coverage, classification systems, weighting, sampling, data collection methodologies, estimation and publication.