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Info 7470 - Social and Economic Data (2007 Edition)

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This collection includes the 2007 edition of the Course Outline for the Labor Economics course Info 7470.

Session

Date
(mm/dd)
2007

Topic

1a

1/25

Introduction

1b

1/25

Data Everywhere

LAB 1

1/26-1/31

Finding Sources, Documents, and Data

2a

2/1

Public and Private Data Collection in the U.S., and the U.S. Statistical Infrastructure

2b

2/1

Confidentiality, Privacy and the Ethics of Social Data

LAB 2

2/2-7

Going From Public Use to Underlying Data

3a

2/8

Household Surveys: American Community Survey
Guest speaker: Warren Brown, Cornell University

3b

2/8

Household Surveys: American Community Survey
Guest speaker: Warren Brown, Cornell University

No LAB

2/9-14

 

4a

2/15

Populations and Sampling Frames

4b

2/15

Sampling Frame Maintenance

LAB 4

2/16-2/21

Basic Statistical Tools

5a

2/22

Canadian Statistical Infrastructure
Guest speaker: Gustave Goldmann, Statistics Canada

5b

2/22

International Statistical Infrastructure

LAB 5

2/23-2/28

Comparing Economic Data from Official Sources

6a

3/1

Using the Economic Census and Business Register
Guest speaker: Jim Davis, U.S. Census Bureau

6b

3/1

Using Census Business Data
Guest speaker: Wayne Gray, Clark University and NBER

LAB 6

3/2-3/7

Using Data from Business and Household Censuses

7a

3/8

Analyzing Frames and Samples with Missing Data

7b

3/8

General Methods for Missing Data

LAB 7

3/9-3/14

Probabilistic Cross Walks and Industry Data

8a

3/15

Using Census Economic Surveys to build National Accounts I
Guest speaker: Brent Moulton, Bureau of Economic Analysis

8b

3/15

Using Census Economic Surveys to build National Accounts II
Guest speaker: Brent Moulton, Bureau of Economic Analysis

LAB 8

3/16-3/28

Missing Data Analysis Using Multiple Imputation

9a

3/29

Multiple Imputation I

9b

3/29

Multiple Imputation II

LAB 9

3/30-4/4

Missing Data Analysis Using Multiple Imputation or Synthetic Census Data

10a

4/5

Probabilistic Record Linking
Speaker: Lars Vilhuber, Cornell University

10b

4/5

Applications of Record Linking
Speaker: Lars Vilhuber, Cornell University

LAB 10

4/6-4/11

Record Linking

11a

4/12

Statistical Tools for Data Integration

11b

4/12

Modeling Integrated Data

LAB 11

4/13-4/18

Modeling Integrated Data

12a

4/19

Methods of Confidentiality Protection
Guest speakers: Jean-Louis Tambay, (Statistics Canada), Arnold Reznek (Census Bureau)

12b

4/19

Recent Advances in Confidentiality Protection

LAB 12

4/20-4/25

Synthetic Economic Data

13a

4/26

Data Quality Issues in the Decennial Census
Guest speaker: Sanders Korenman, Baruch College

13b

4/26

Introduction to the Census RDC Proposal Application ProcessGuest speaker: Rosemary Hyson, U.S. Census Bureau- NYC RDC

LAB 13

4/27-5/3

Preliminary Proposals and Predominant Purpose Statements

LAB 14

5/5-5/12

Take Home Exam

14a
5/10

Introduction to the Census RDC Proposal Application Process (continued) Guest speaker: Rosemary Hyson, U.S. Census Bureau- NYC RDC

 
 
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