About this Release
The background material for this session comprises excerpts from a working paper of the same title, which is currently being written.
Chapter 1 contains an overview of the working paper, and is included to give some perspective on the current state of this research.
Chapter 2 (incomplete) contains some relevant background information on ABS economic collections.
Chapter 3 contains the core of the material which is to be presented in the session. It introduces the motivation for using model-based estimation techniques, develops the theory underlying a number of simple models designed to capture the essential elements of the survey data, and provides a strategy for selecting the best model from the alternatives.
Some material on the issues of model prediction and the extension of the models to provide economy-wide estimates of detailed operating expenses will be presented in the session, but are not specifically addressed in the background papers.