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The Treatment of Financial Transactions in the SNA: A User Cost Approach

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The paper considers some of the problems associated with the indirectly measured components of financial service outputs in the System of National Accounts (SNA), termed FISIM (Financial Intermediation Services Indirectly Measured). The paper considers how to integrate financial transactions into the balance sheet and production accounts of a firm; i.e., the paper looks at FISIM more broadly. In order to minimize the role of imputations, the paper considers a firm that raises capital at the beginning of the accounting period, engages in some form of productive activity during the period and then distributes the initial capital and any profits back to the capitalists who financed the firm.

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Paper provided by Vancouver School of Economics in its series Economics working papers with number erwin_diewert-2014-8.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 20 Feb 2014
Date of revision: 20 Feb 2014
Handle: RePEc:ubc:bricol:erwin_diewert-2014-8

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Keywords: User costs; banking services; deposit services; loan services; production accounts; System of National Accounts; FISIM; Financial Intermediation Servi;

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