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The measurement of saving in Australia


  • Australian Treasury

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)


This paper analyses the various available measures of household and overall private saving, with a particular focus on their strengths and weaknesses from a conceptual and practical perspective. The paper is intended as an overview of the important factual information on the measurement of saving in Australia.

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  • Australian Treasury, 1999. "The measurement of saving in Australia," Economic Roundup, The Treasury, Australian Government, issue 4, pages 21-50, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsy:journl:journl_tsy_er_1999_4_1

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    1. Eisner, Robert, 1988. "Extended Accounts for National Income and Product," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 26(4), pages 1611-1684, December.
    2. Makin, Tony, 1990. "The Real Federal Budget Imbalance," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 66(194), pages 249-253, September.
    3. Malcolm Edey & Mark Britten-Jones, 1990. "Saving and Investment in the 1980s," RBA Research Discussion Papers rdp9004, Reserve Bank of Australia.
    4. Depta, Peter & Ravalli, Frank & Harding, Don, 1994. "Extended Measures of Investment and Saving," MPRA Paper 3319, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. O’Mara, L.P. & Walshaw, T.J., 1992. "Some Implications of Inflation Adjustment of Interest Payments on Australia’s Foreign Debt," Economic Analysis and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 51-65.
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    household economics; personal savings;

    JEL classification:

    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance


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