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  • Leonard I. Nakamura
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    This article presents a brief overview of the national income accounts. It summarizes the main parts of accounts and situates them within the efforts of economists to quantify economic activity and economic well-being. The author argues that these statistics are necessarily provisional and imperfect but nevertheless extremely useful. Some current directions for economic research seeking to extend the accounts are also discussed.

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    Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in its series Working Papers with number 06-11.

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    Date of creation: 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:fip:fedpwp:06-11

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