National accounts: barometer, telescope and compass for the national economy
AbstractThis note briefly describes the merits and limitations of the national accounts, e.g. GDP per capita is a simple measure of material welfare, but not a comprehensive measure of welfare.
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Date of creation: 2011
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GDP; welfare; measurement in economics; macro-economic statistics; fiscal policy; macro-economic policy; economic growth;
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- Frits Bos, 2006. "The development of the Dutch national accounts as a tool for analysis and policy," Statistica Neerlandica, Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research, Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research, vol. 60(2), pages 225-258.
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