The History of National Accounting
Statistics Netherlands National accounts occasional paper No. 48
34 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2007 Last revised: 26 Jan 2009
Date Written: 1992
At present, the national accounts statistics are compiled on the basis of concepts and classifications in international guidelines. In this paper, we trace the roots of these guidelines, compare the subsequent guidelines and discuss also alternative accounting systems like extended accounts and SAM.
Keywords: history of economic thought, measurement in economics, national accounts
JEL Classification: B23, C82
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