ics, demography, and human capital theory. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a fellow of the Econometric Society, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Richard Schmalensee is the Gordon Y. Billard Professor of Economics and Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Concurrently, he is dean of the Sloan School of Management, director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association and, from 1989-1991, served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He is also a member of the Committee on National Statistics or the National Research Council.

Norbert Schwarz is a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan and a senior research scientist at Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, he taught psychology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. His research focuses on social cognition, the interplay of feeling and thinking, conversational influences on judgment and reasoning, and applications of cognitive psychology to methodological issues of survey research. His research has advanced creative methods in the areas of survey elicitation and on perceptions of well-being and quality of life. He is a former fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a recipient of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Preis of the German Department of Science and Education.

Kirk Wolter is professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago and senior vice-president of statistics and methodology at the National Opinion Research Center. He specializes in sample survey design, federal statistical policy, international statistics, marketing research, census requirements and methods, and sampling/survey training research. Previously he was chief of the Statistical Research Division at the U.S. Bureau of the Census and Vice-President Worldwide for the A.C. Nielson Company. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the International Statistical Institute. He is also President Elect of the International Association of Survey Statisticians.

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