panel conditioning

Panel Conditioning in the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey

The U.S. Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey asks many filter questions to identify the items that households purchase. Each reported purchase triggers follow-up questions about the amount spent and other details. We test the hypothesis that …

Rotation Group Bias in Reporting of Household Purchases in the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey

We find rotation group bias in reports of spending in the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey. Contrary to our expectations, the more waves respondents complete, the higher the quality of their responses. Respondents become more likely to report the …

Participating in a panel survey changes respondents’ labour market behaviour

Panel survey participation can bring about unintended changes in respondents’ behaviour and/or their reporting of behaviour. Using administrative data linked to a large panel survey, we analyse whether the survey brings about changes in respondents’ …