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A history of inflation measurement in the UK
Thursday 13 December 2018, 05:00pm - 07:00pm
*Location *Location: Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol St, London EC1Y 8LX
*Presentation of the book* *Inflation: History and Measurement*
Robert O’Neill – University of Huddersfield
Jeff Ralph – University of Southampton
Paul Smith – University of Southampton
John Astin – RSS Fellow and member of the UKSA Advisory Panel on Consumer
Michael Baxter – RSS Fellow and Director of Statistics, Kantar Media
Cecilia Lanata Briones – RSS Fellow and University of Sussex
*Chair*: Tony Cox – RSS Fellow and Chair of the RPI-CPI User Group
*About the Event*: Monthly consumer price inflation figures from the Office
for National Statistics are arguably the most influential of all Official
Statistics. They are used for a wide variety of important purposes from
indicating the health of the economy to the adjustment of pensions and
benefits. Behind the numbers sits a sophisticated methodology that has been
developed over a long period of time.
This talk looks at the development of these measures from their origins at
the start of the 18th Century to the current day. It will identify some of
the visionary individuals who contributed to establishing the foundations,
the dates when important changes were made and the social and political
factors that drove the developments.
5.00pm to 6.00pm: Authors’ presentation
6.00pm to 6.30pm: Discussants’ comments
6.30pm to 7.00pm: Q&A
Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but
pre-registration is required.
Refreshments: tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 4.30pm.
*Organiser Name* Cecilia Lanata Briones, History of Statistics Section
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*Organising Group(s) *History of Statistics Section, Official Statistics
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