Fifty Major Contributions of Social Science to Society - National Accounts: Barometer, Telescope and Compass of the National Economy

4 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2011

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Frits Bos

CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis

Date Written: March 17, 2011

Abstract

This note briefly describes the merits and limitations of the national accounts, e.g. GDP per capita is a simple measure of material welfare, but is not a comprehensive measure of welfare.

Suggested Citation

Bos, Frits, Fifty Major Contributions of Social Science to Society - National Accounts: Barometer, Telescope and Compass of the National Economy (March 17, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1789025 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1789025

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