Appendix A
Workshop Agenda and Attendees

Workshop on the Benefits of Interagency Business Data Sharing

October 21, 2005

The Keck Center of the National Academies

Room 100

500 Fifth Street, NW

Washington, DC

Welcome and Introductory Comments

9:00 am

Background, Workshop Goals, and Agenda

 

Charles Schultze, workshop chair (Brookings Institution)

9:10

Welcome from the Sponsor

 

Steven Landefeld, Dennis Fixler (BEA)

Benefits of Data Sharing to the Statistical Agencies

9:15

Improving Business Lists: The Business Register Comparison and Reconciliation Projects

 

Jim Spletzer (BLS); Paul Hanczaryk (Census Bureau)

9:45

Open Discussion

10:15

An Overview of IRS Data: Data-Sharing Arrangements, and Data Needs of Primary Customers and Researchers

 

Mark Mazur, Nick Greenia (IRS)

10:45

Open Discussion



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Improving Business Statistics Through Interagency Data Sharing: Summary of a Workshop Appendix A Workshop Agenda and Attendees Workshop on the Benefits of Interagency Business Data Sharing October 21, 2005 The Keck Center of the National Academies Room 100 500 Fifth Street, NW Washington, DC Welcome and Introductory Comments 9:00 am Background, Workshop Goals, and Agenda   Charles Schultze, workshop chair (Brookings Institution) 9:10 Welcome from the Sponsor   Steven Landefeld, Dennis Fixler (BEA) Benefits of Data Sharing to the Statistical Agencies 9:15 Improving Business Lists: The Business Register Comparison and Reconciliation Projects   Jim Spletzer (BLS); Paul Hanczaryk (Census Bureau) 9:45 Open Discussion 10:15 An Overview of IRS Data: Data-Sharing Arrangements, and Data Needs of Primary Customers and Researchers   Mark Mazur, Nick Greenia (IRS) 10:45 Open Discussion

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Improving Business Statistics Through Interagency Data Sharing: Summary of a Workshop 11:15 An Overview of the Role of Data Sharing in the Production of Federal Statistics   Steven Landefeld, Dennis Fixler (BEA) 11:45 Open Discussion 12:00 pm Lunch and Discussion   Recent Developments in Data-Sharing Regulations and Legislation   Katherine Wallman (OMB) Research and Policy Perspectives on the Benefits of Data Sharing 1:00 Introduction to the Session   Charles Shultze 1:15 Monetary Policy and Research at the Federal Reserve   Carol Corrado (Federal Reserve Board) 1:45 Open Discussion 2:00 Productivity and Real Output Measurement   Dale Jorgenson (Harvard University) 2:30 Open Discussion 2:45 Break 3:00 Tax Data Needs for Improving Estimates of Corporate Profits   George Plesko (University of Connecticut) 3:30 Open Discussion 3:45 The Importance of Accurate Data and Data Sharing for Budget Forecasting   Douglas Holtz-Eakin (CBO) 4:15 Open Discussion

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Improving Business Statistics Through Interagency Data Sharing: Summary of a Workshop Conclusions: Data Sharing, Data Quality, and Informed Policy 4:30 Key Points from the Presentations: Directions for the Future   Robert Parker (federal statistics consultant)   Concluding Remarks from the Statistical Agencies   Kathleen Utgoff (BLS); Howard Hogan (Census Bureau); Rosemary Marcuss (BEA) 5:30 Adjourn ATTENDEES (* indicates a presenter) Thomas Anderson, Bureau of Economic Analysis Stephen Andrews, Bureau of Economic Analysis Anthony Apostolides, Bureau of Transportation Statistics Lisa Blumerman, Census Bureau Ruth Bramblett, Bureau of Economic Analysis Stephanie Brown, Census Bureau Carolyn Carroll, STAT TECH, Inc. Chris Chapman, Bureau of Labor Statistics Constance Citro, National Research Council Carol Corrado, Federal Reserve Board* Ruth Detlefsen, Census Bureau Chris Ellis, RTI International Joel Elvery, Bureau of Labor Statistics Vincent Fang, MacroSys Research and Technology Daniel Feenberg, NBER (steering committee member) Jason J. Fichtner, Joint Economic Committee Dennis Fixler, Bureau of Economic Analysis* Lucia Foster, Census Bureau Charles Funk, Census Bureau John Galvin, Bureau of Labor Statistics Gerald Gates, Census Bureau John Golmant , Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Nancy M. Gordon, Census Bureau Nick Greenia, Internal Revenue Service* Keith Hall, Department of Commerce John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland (steering committee member) Charlie Han, Bureau of Transportation Statistics Paul Hanczaryk, Census Bureau*

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Improving Business Statistics Through Interagency Data Sharing: Summary of a Workshop Brian A. Harris-Kojetin, Office of Management and Budget Maurine Haver, Haver Analytics Brian Higginbotham, Joint Economic Committee Tina Highfill, Bureau of Economic Analysis Paul L. Hsen, Census Bureau Howard Hogan, Census Bureau* Brian Holly, Census Bureau Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Congressional Budget Office* Ned Howenstine, Bureau of Economic Analysis Ron Jarmin, Census Bureau Dale Jorgenson, Harvard University* Arthur Kennickell, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Sanders Korenman, Baruch College, CUNY Meredith Krug, Federal Reserve Board Caryn Kuebler, National Research Council Herbert Lacayo Jr., Environmental Protection Agency Steven Landefeld, Bureau of Economic Analysis* Timothy (Bogong) Li, Bureau of Labor Statistics Juanita Tamayo Lott, Census Bureau Christopher Mackie, National Research Council Rosemary Marcuss, Bureau of Economic Analysis* Sandra Mathieson, Census Bureau Mark Mazur, Internal Revenue Service* Thomas Mesenbourg, Census Bureau Harry Meyers, National Academy of Public Administration Kimberly Moore, Census Bureau Brent Moulton, Bureau of Economic Analysis Patrick Mullen, Government Accountability Office Sue Okubo, Bureau of Economic Analysis Robert Parker, federal statistics consultant* Thomas Petska, Statistics of Income, Internal Revenue Service George Plesko, University of Connecticut* Thomas Plewes, National Research Council Dylan Rassier, Bureau of Economic Analysis Ralph Rector, The Heritage Foundation (steering committee member) Brooks Robinson, Bureau of Economic Analysis Ruth Runyan, Census Bureau Ken Ryder, National Academy of Public Administration Hossain Sanjani, Bureau of Transportation Statistics Charles Schultze, Brookings Institution (steering committee member) Molly Shannon, Bureau of Labor Statistics Gerald Silverstein, Treasury Department Michael Siri, National Research Council

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Improving Business Statistics Through Interagency Data Sharing: Summary of a Workshop Timothy Slaper, Joint Economic Committee Jim Spletzer, Bureau of Labor Statistics* Bryce Stephens, National Academy of Public Administration Miron Straf, National Research Council Ovuokerie Ubogu, Temple University Kathleen Utgoff, Bureau of Labor Statistics* Katherine Wallman, Office of Management and Budget* Diane Willimack, Census Bureau Ewen Wilson, Census Bureau Henry Wulf, Census Bureau Qingshu Xie, MacroSys Research and Technology