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Measuring The Americas GDP
World Economics, World Economics, March 2015
The Americas, comprising the USA and Canada, the Spanish speaking countries of South and Central America plus Brazil and the Caribbean, is a region di.. More
 

Data Manipulation of Inflation Statistics Artificially Raises Real GDP
Christopher Balding, World Economics, June 2014
Baseline Chinese economic data are unreliable. Taking published National Bureau of Statistics China data, three problems appear. First, base data on h.. More
 

Measuring Argentina’s GDP Growth
Ariel Coremberg, World Economics, March 2014
The main purpose of this paper is to report on the results of an exhaustive reworking of Argentina’s output growth by industry realized by the ARKLEMS.. More
 

Agricultural Statistics: Who benefits from distortions?
Morten Jerven, World Economics, January 2013
This paper explores the political economy of the production of agricultural output data using the recent history of Malawi as an example. There an agr.. More
 

Calculating UK inflation: Common Sense or Common Theft
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, December 2012
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) plans to launch a new Retail Price Index (RPI) known as the RPIJ (RPI Jevons) following a decision to implemen.. More
 

Are National Accounts Revisions Harmful for Historical Comparisons?
Dieter Brümmerhoff and Michael Grömling, World Economics, December 2012
Revisions of national accounts affect economic analysis, calling into question theoretical findings based on earlier data. Revisions to German nationa.. More
 

EU Accounting - Making Government Accounting look good
Marta Andreasen MEP, World Economics, August 2012
Based on the authors’ direct experience of the inner workings of the European Union this article argues that the procedures within this supranational .. More
 

The Scandalous State of Government Accounting
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, March 2012
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Government Accounting
Ian Ball and Gary Pflugrath, World Economics, March 2012
As the current sovereign debt crisis engulfing Europe broadens and threatens to bring down more governments and lead the world into another, potentia.. More
 

Counting the Bottom Billion
Morten Jerven, World Economics, December 2011
What do the statistics from the international databases tell us about income and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa? Less than we would like to think. The a.. More
 

Gabon's Economic Potential
Keith Boyfield, World Economics, November 2011
Gabon: 50 years after independence from France will its market orientated strategy to achieve emerging nation status be realised? More
 

The Shadow Economy and Shadow Economy Labour Force: What do we (not) know?
Friedrich Schneider, World Economics, November 2011
In this paper the main focus lies on the development and the size of the shadow economy and of undeclared work (or shadow economy labour force) in OEC.. More
 

Defence R&D Spending
Keith Hartley, World Economics, March 2011
A nation’s defence R&D determines the international competitiveness of its defence industries and the technical superiority of its military forces. Wh.. More
 

It’s Time to Retire the US Military’s Retirement System
Chris Springer, World Economics, December 2010
The author outlines a retirement system for the most expensive government organisation in the world – the US military. The plan incorporates positive .. More
 

Greek Economic Statistics: A Decade of Deceit
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, June 2010
This paper looks at the recent problems in official Greek economic data on public finances, whose reliability has been impaired by inappropriate accou.. More
 

International Comparisons of GDP
Elio Lancieri, World Economics, September 2008
The recent publication by the World Bank of PPP-GDP estimates for 2005, referred to 146 countries, seems a good occasion to reopen the long-standing d.. More
 

Some Proposed Methodological Developments for the UK Retail Prices Index
Mick Silver, World Economics, March 2003
The Retail Prices Index (RPI) is one of the UK’s most important macroeconomic indicators, as well as being used for indexation/adjustments for inflat.. More
 

Wanted: Measures of Economic Change
Ralph Turvey, World Economics, June 2001
Economic growth may involve change, but there can be change without economic growth insofar as outputs of some products or employment in some region.. More
 

Extending the UK National Accounts
Amanda Rowlatt, World Economics, March 2000
The national accounts measure economic activity. The UK is developing "satellite accounts" which use the framework of the national accounts but aim t.. More
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