Western Virtual Zoom Meeting

  • 26 Jun 2020
  • 10:15 AM - 2:15 PM (MDT)
  • Virtual

NAFE is pleased to host two virtual sessions as part of the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) Virtual 95th Annual Conference. The sessions will be on Friday, June 26th, and all are welcome to attend free of charge this year. Current WEAI members will be automatically invited to attend. If you are not a WEAI member, please complete this brief WEAI “Request to Attend” Form to be added to the attendee list. When your name is added, you will receive an email invitation and instructions to access the conference platform (via Crowd Compass). This virtual conference platform will have the most current version of the program as well as Zoom links for specific sessions.

Details regarding the NAFE sessions are listed below. If you would like to attend, be sure to add your name to the attendee list, watch for email instructions from WEAI to access the conference platform, and check the virtual conference program for the Zoom link as the date approaches. Contact me directly with questions (christina@nweconomics.com) and save the date to join us on Friday, June 26th!

Christina P. Tapia, Western V.P.                                 

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NAFE Western Virtual Sessions – WEAI 95th Annual Conference 2020

June 26, 2020 (Friday) [Note that session times are listed in Mountain Time]


Session 1 – 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time

Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Overview & Update

1) Consumer Expenditure Surveys Program: Products, Trends, and Recent Changes
Aaron Cobet (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

2) American Time Use Survey: What Can It Tell Us? How Can We Use It?
Rose Woods (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

3) The Cost of Care: Measuring Medical Care in the Consumer Price Index
Brian Parker and Daniel Wang (Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Session 2 – 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Mountain Time

Economic Consequences of Pandemics

1) The Costs and Consequences of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Three Lessons Now Apparent
Patrick Anderson (Anderson Economic Group, L.L.C.)

2) Longer-Run Economic Consequences of Pandemics
Òscar Jordà (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; University of California, Davis); *Sanjay R. Singh (University of California, Davis); Alan M. Taylor (University of California, Davis; NBER).


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