Workshop on Central Bank Business Surveys - October 28-29, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013
8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:10 Welcome
Mike Bryan, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
9:15 Opening remarks
Dennis Lockhart, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
9:30 Survey Design/Methods
Discussion of the Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS)
Ron Jarmin, U.S. Census Bureau
10:15 Survey Design/Methods
Constructing a Business Survey to Inform a Central Bank's View on Productivity and Competitiveness

Lori Rennison, Bank of Canada
11:00 Break
11:15 Survey Design/Methods
Using the Monthly Business Survey Results for Current GDP Estimation and the Creation of Business Sentiment Indicators

Elisabeth Kremp, Bank of France
Noon Lunch
1:30 p.m. Data Collection/Regional Analysis
Using the Agency Network for an Appraisal of the Business Credit Environment in Response to the Bank of England's Funding for Lending Program

Tim Pike, Bank of England
2:15 Data Collection/Regional Analysis
Collection of Anecdotal Information and Its Application to the Policymaking Process

David Orsmond, Reserve Bank of Australia
3:00 Break
3:15 Data Collection/Regional Analysis
Panel Discussion:
Members of regional analysis/data collection groups will discuss best practices and share the challenges and opportunities encountered in their various efforts.

Moderator: Tom Cunningham, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
4:30 Reception
5:30 Dinner

President Jimmy Carter's Presidency and Legacy
Jay Hakes,
Former Director of Jimmy Carter Library
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 Use in Policymaking Process
Geert Langenus, National Bank of Belgium
10:15 Use in Policymaking Process
Using the Market Expectations System for Policy Support and Forecasting

Renato Jansson, Central Bank of Brazil
11:00 Break
11:15 Use in Policymaking Process
Analyzing Numbers and Listening to Answers: The Combination of Quantitative Survey Results and Anecdotal Information

Erick Frohm and Tore Melin, Sveriges Riksbank
Noon Lunch
1:30 p.m. Academic
SNB's Business Outlook Survey: Preliminary Results in Correlation and Principal Component Analysis

Hans-Ueli Hunziker and Jean-Marc Falter, Swiss National Bank
2:15 Academic
Inflation Expectations in Poland, 2001–2013: Measurement and Macroeconomic Testing

Tomasz Lyziak, National Bank of Poland
3:00 Break
3:15 Academic
Measurement of Inflation Expectations in the TANKAN Survey

Kenji Fujita, Bank of Japan
4:15 Academic
Panel Discussion: Group discussion of the application of business survey data to the monetary policymaking process as well as the publishing of survey data analysis.

Moderator: Mike Bryan, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
4:45 Adjournment