The Future of the National Accounts

National Accounts Occasional Paper No. 84

54 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2007

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Frits Bos

CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis

Date Written: 1996

Abstract

This paper investigates the future of the national accounts in view of four trends: globalisation, regionalisation like the EU (regional blocks), automation and more market-oriented government. National accounts statistics will continue their role as a central overview statistic on national economies. It will become more standardized with respect to concepts, data quality and range of statistics published. However, links to current policy issues (e.g. environment, social security, health care, human capital) and specific data needs should be improved. National accounts statistics should also be made more transparant and attractive. Research is in particular required on the use and misuse of national accounts statistics and on improving compilation methods.

Keywords: measurement in economics, national accounts, globalisation, economic statistics

JEL Classification: C82, E6, M4

Suggested Citation

Bos, Frits, The Future of the National Accounts (1996). National Accounts Occasional Paper No. 84, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1033311 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1033311

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