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Estimation of a system of national accounts: implementation with mathematica

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  • Temel, Tugrul

This study implements Mathematica to estimate a system of national accounts. The estimation methods applied are portrayed in Danilov and Magnus (2008), including the Bayesian estimation, restricted and unrestricted least-squares estimation and best linear unbiased estimation. Operationalizing these methods in the Mathematica environment is the main contribution of the current study. In light of the United Nations�e¤orts aimed to standardize across countries the compilation of national accounts, the Mathematica codes developed here should provide an important tool both for the estimation of unrealized or unavailable national accounts data and for conducting cross-country and within-country macroeconomic policy analysis.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 35446.

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Date of creation: 08 Dec 2011
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:35446
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  1. Magnus, Jan R & van Tongeren, Jan W & de Vos, Aart F, 2000. "National Accounts Estimation Using Indicator Ratios," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 46(3), pages 329-350, September.
  2. Danilov, Dmitry & Magnus, Jan R., 2008. "On the estimation of a large sparse Bayesian system: The Snaer program," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 52(9), pages 4203-4224, May.
  3. Dmitry Danilov & Jan R. Magnus, 2007. "Some equivalences in linear estimation (in Russian)," Quantile, Quantile, issue 3, pages 83-90, September.
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