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Measuring financial sector output and its contribution to UK GDP

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  • Burgess, Stephen

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    In the decade before the financial crisis, the UK financial services sector grew more than twice as fast as the UK economy as a whole. But there are many conceptual difficulties associated with measuring output in finance. This article describes the contribution of the financial sector to GDP and assesses the uncertainty around recent estimates. There is some evidence that financial services output grew less quickly over the recent past than the official data suggest, although this probably had only a small impact on the rate of growth of overall GDP.

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    Article provided by Bank of England in its journal Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin.

    Volume (Year): 51 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 234-246

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    Handle: RePEc:boe:qbullt:0058

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    1. Robert Inklaar & J. Christina Wang, 2013. "Real Output of Bank Services: What Counts is What Banks Do, Not What They Own," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 80(317), pages 96-117, 01.
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    1. Nicholas Oulton, 2013. "Medium and Long Run Prospects for UK Growth in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis," CEP Occasional Papers 37, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.

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