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Viajar a través del Cosmos: la medida de la creación de riqueza y la serie histórica del Producto Interno Bruto en España (1850-2008)


  • Jordi Maluquer de Motes

    (Departament d'Economia i d'Història Econòmica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


Este trabajo responde a la réplica de Leandro Prados de la Escosura acerca de mi estimación de la serie histórica del Producto Interior Bruto de España (R.E.A., 49 (XVII), 2009, págs. 5 a 45). Demuestra que el IPC es el mejor deflactor disponible para reconstruir el PIB antes de la CNE porque mide correctamente las variaciones interanuales del nivel general de precios. Emplea un procedimiento de enlace de la serie histórica de la contabilidad nacional que es consistente con los nuevos sistemas de cuentas nacionales SCN-93 y SEC-95 y coincide con los empleados por todos los organismos económicos internacionales. La actualización del sistema contable, con la inclusión de la economía sumergida y de la producción para uso final propio, ha dejado obsoletas las estimaciones anteriores y exige estimaciones de segunda generación, con la inevitable readaptación de los niveles relativos de las distintas economías.

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  • Jordi Maluquer de Motes, 2009. "Viajar a través del Cosmos: la medida de la creación de riqueza y la serie histórica del Producto Interno Bruto en España (1850-2008)," UHE Working papers 2009_09, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Departament d'Economia i Història Econòmica, Unitat d'Història Econòmica.
  • Handle: RePEc:aub:uhewps:2009_09

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    Producto Interior Bruto; Crecimiento económico; Cuentas nacionales históricas;

    JEL classification:

    • E01 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
    • N1 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations
    • N30 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - General, International, or Comparative
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence


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