Use, misuse and proper use of national accounts statistics
AbstractIn this paper, the relevance of national accounts statistics and their underlying conceptual framework is investigated for their four roles: description and object of analysis, tool for analysis and forecasting, tool for communication and decision-making and input for alternative accounts budgetary rules and estimates. For each role, the merits and limitations of national accounts statistics are described and discussed. Proper use should be stimulated by improving education and marketing and by supplementing national accounts with information about their meaning and reliability.
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Date of creation: 2007
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National accounts; relevance and reliability; forecasting; economic and fiscal policy;
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- H00 - Public Economics - - General - - - General
- C0 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General
- E01 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
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- NEP-ALL-2007-04-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-FOR-2007-04-09 (Forecasting)
- NEP-MAC-2007-04-09 (Macroeconomics)
- NEP-PBE-2007-04-09 (Public Economics)
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