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Call for papers: Third Biennial IRS/Census Workshop on Income Measurement 

Call for Papers 

Third Biennial IRS/Census Workshop on Income Measurement 

April 26, 2023 


Virtual Workshop Hosted by IRS and U.S. Census Bureau  

It has become increasingly important in social science research within federal agencies to account for the mismeasurement of income, earnings, and related covariates due to errors in reporting and declines in survey response rates. Simultaneously, the increasing availability of administrative data has led to a proliferation of validation studies, as well as alternate methods of calculating family- and individual-level resources.

The purpose of this one-day virtual workshop is to highlight research related to income measurement. The workshop will focus on topics such as the inter-agency sharing of data, the methods for estimating aggregate income and income distributions, and best practices for comparing survey and administrative measures of income, earnings, and related individual and household attributes. The aim is to ensure that researchers are aware of advancements being made by others in these areas. The opportunity to share knowledge and assess one another’s work will hopefully generate ideas for future research and collaboration.  

The one-day virtual workshop will take place Wednesday, April 26, 2023. While income and earnings are the main focus of the workshop, we encourage the submission of research on closely related topics, such as the measurement of inequality, poverty, analyses of tax filing behavior, or studies on the use of social support programs. Submission of research in progress is encouraged, but a draft of the paper should be ready for a session moderator by Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

Abstracts of no more than two pages should be submitted to Charles Hokayem ( by February 3, 2023. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by March 3, 2023. Questions about the workshop can be directed to Charles Hokayem.