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Associate Commissioner, Prices and Living Conditions
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
“CPI and Social Security”
How are Social Security benefit levels adjusted to account for changes in the cost of living and how have those rules have played out in the last few years? The talk will address this question and will also focus on the challenge of constructing price indexes that capture the inflation experience of any demographic group, with a particular application to the elderly.
Note: Registration is open through Wednesday, 3-14-12. Anyone desiring to attend after this date will just walk in at the door, but cannot be guaranteed the lunch will be available. (Please wait to check in until all prepaid or reserved people have checked in for seating)