Modernizing Economic Statistics: Why It Matters

National Institute Economic Review No. 234 November 2015

Posted: 26 Jan 2016

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Diane Coyle

Bennett Institute for Public Policy

Date Written: November 1, 2015

Abstract

Independent and reliable official statistics are a public good in democratic, information-based economies. It is important for the public to be able to use statistics to make sense of the changes they know from experience and from the media to be taking place in their societies. The digital changes under way in advanced economies make it essential for economic statistics can catch up with the emerging structure of the economy the economy.

Keywords: statistics, national accounts

JEL Classification: A10, E01, O30

Suggested Citation

Coyle, Diane, Modernizing Economic Statistics: Why It Matters (November 1, 2015). National Institute Economic Review No. 234 November 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2721605

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