EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Bank of Canada 2015 Retailer Survey on the Cost of Payment Methods: Nonresponse

Stan Hatko

Technical Reports from Bank of Canada

Abstract: Nonresponse is a considerable challenge in the Retailer Survey on the Cost of Payment Methods conducted by the Bank of Canada in 2015. There are two types of nonresponse in this survey: unit nonresponse, in which a business does not reply to the entire survey, and item nonresponse, in which a business does not respond to particular questions within the survey. Both types may create a bias when computing statistics such as means and weighted totals for different variables. This technical report analyzes solutions to fix the problem of nonresponse in the survey data. Unit nonresponse is addressed through response probability adjustment, in which response probabilities are modelled using logistic regression (a clustering approach for the unit response probabilities is also considered) and are used in the construction of a set of survey weights. Item nonresponse is addressed through imputation, in which the gradient boosting machine (GBM) and extreme gradient boosting (XGBoost) algorithms are used to predict missing values for variables of interest.

Keywords: Central; bank; research (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C81 C83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 49 pages
Date: 2017
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-big
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.bankofcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/tr107.pdf

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:bca:bocatr:107

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Technical Reports from Bank of Canada 234 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G9, Canada. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2020-03-17
Handle: RePEc:bca:bocatr:107