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Field Economist

Duties include but are not limited to:
Collects data from businesses for the Producer Price Index (PPI) and the Import/Export Price Indexes (MXP). Secures voluntary cooperation and conducts interviews with high-level company officials. Applies statistical practices and techniques to identify appropriate items and services to be tracked in the index. Gathers product descriptions, sales terms, and prices for the selected products and services. Plans, schedules, and collects data from increasingly complex companies and industries. Performs internet research on sampled companies, makes phone calls to schedule appointments, and travels to sampled establishments. Writes up findings into proprietary software for review and transmittal. Prepares feedback covering collection experiences and makes recommendations for survey improvement. Provides general information to respondents about the PPI, the MXP, and other Bureau surveys. For training and development purposes, assignments may include some segments or aspects of work that are typically at a higher level.