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Meaning and measurement of national accounts statistics

Frits Bos ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper provides an introductory overview of the meaning and measurement of national accounts statistics. Attention is paid to the various uses of national accounts, the role of the international guidelines, the relationship with economic theoretic and administrative concepts and the measurement practice. The latter is also compared with compiling other statistics, econometric modelling and a barometer: what are the similarities and differences?

Keywords: Uses of national accounts; history of national accounting and macro-economic statistics; relevance and reliability of the national accounts; Petty; King; Vauban; Quesnay; Keynes; Clark; Kuznets; Leontief; Tinbergen; Hicks; Stone; Meade; guidelines on national accounting; European unification; macro-economic modeling and forecasting; GDP; economic growth and welfare; measurement in economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B00 C8 D7 E01 E6 O4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2013-02
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