Net Versus Gross National Income

National Accounts Occasional Paper No. 38

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Frits Bos

CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis

Date Written: 1990

Abstract

From a conceptual point of view, for most purposes net figures on Domestic Product and National Income are to be preferred to gross figures. Nevertheless, in practice gross figures are most often used on the grounds of various arguments. In this paper, these arguments are challenged. Attention is paid to the reliability of capital consumption estimates and a sensitivity analysis is conducted from six OECD-countries.

Keywords: Gross, net, national income, national producti, domestic product, economic growth, productivity, welfare

JEL Classification: C82, E6

Suggested Citation

Bos, Frits, Net Versus Gross National Income (1990). National Accounts Occasional Paper No. 38, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1033315 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1033315

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