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Katharine Abraham receives Shiskin Award. (Labor Month in Review).

Katharine G. Abraham, Professor of Survey Methodology and Affiliate Professor of Economics with the Joint Program for Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, and formerly Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is the recipient of the 2002 Julius Shiskin Award for Economic Statistics.

Dr. Abraham has written extensively on labor-market subjects including the effects of job duration on wages, the effects of advertising on job vacancies, wages and the business cycle, and comparisons among the United States, European, and Japanese labor markets.

As Commissioner from 1993 through 2001, Dr. Abraham instituted improvements in consumer, producer, and international price statistics, and employment and wage statistics. During the public debate on the Consumer Price Index, Dr. Abraham steered a careful course of studying shortcomings and making revisions based on objective research. She expanded coverage of the prices of services in the Producer Price Index and instituted improvements in the Current Employment Statistics program, including the substitution of a probability sample for the quota sample.

The Julius Shiskin Award was established in 1979 by the Washington Statistical Society and is now cosponsored with the National Association of Business Economists and the Business and Economics Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association. It is given in recognition of unusually original and important contributions in the development of economic statistics or in the use of economic statistics in interpreting the economy.
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Publication:Monthly Labor Review
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2002
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