Technical Workshop

On February 25 and 26, 2013, the OeNB hosted two one-day workshops on the HFCS for the Austrian research community. The purpose of the workshop was to provide background information on the survey and its methodology in the questionnaire, the complex sampling design and the field period as well as questions of weighting, multiple imputation and variance estimation. Furthermore, participants were guided through the initial steps of working with the data, using Stata©software based on a small test dataset. The workshop material is available for download below (available in German only).

Survey Gewichte
Multiple imputation
Variance estimation
Practical implementation in Stata (User Guide)

All the information provided in the workshop has also been documented and made available in the publication entitled “Eurosystem Household Finance and Consumption Survey 2010. Methodological Notes for Austria” (Albacete et al.; Monetary Policy & the Economy Q3/12 -‒ Addendum).