Economic Measurement

Fall 2019



One course in intermediate microeconomics


This course is designed as an introduction to the field of economic measurement, taught at the graduate level. Sound economic data are of critical importance to policymakers, the business community, and others. The course emphasizes 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.