1352.0.55.019 - Research Paper: Modelling Detailed Business Operating Expenses from ABS Economic Collections (Methodology Advisory Committee), Nov 1998  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/11/1998  First Issue
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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.