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Economy

Jan‐Erik Lane, David McKay, and Kenneth Newton

in Political Data Handbook: OECD Countries

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198280538
eISBN:
9780191601934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828053X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This section presents economic data on OECD countries. It features tables on GDP per capita, real GDP per capita, origin of GDP, inflation rates, external dependency exports and imports, real GDP ... More


The Measurement of Capabilities *

Paul Anand, Cristina Santos, and Ron Smith

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239115
eISBN:
9780191716935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239115.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

It has often been claimed that it is impossible to measure human capabilities but within the methodological conventions of household survey design, this chapter shows that some non-financial ... More


Mismeasurement of the CPI

Kenn Ariga and Kenji Matsui

in Structural Impediments to Growth in Japan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226060217
eISBN:
9780226060231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060231.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter investigates the consumer price index (CPI) to help elucidate the nature of the problems commonly found in many important official economic statistics of Japan. First, it offers an ... More


The Measurement of Economic Activity and the Growth Metric: Constructing National Income in Britain, 1907–1941

Keith Tribe

in The Economy of the Word: Language, History, and Economics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190211615
eISBN:
9780190211646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211615.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The idea of ‘gross domestic product’ as the annual flow of national output dates back to the eighteenth century, but it was only in the mid-twentieth century that it became a reliable number. This ... More


Introduction

Jim Tomlinson

in Managing the Economy, Managing the People: Narratives of Economic Life in Britain from Beveridge to Brexit

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198786092
eISBN:
9780191827778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786092.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This introduction outlines how the idea of a national economy subject to governmental management was constructed in Britain out of the dissolution of the unmanaged economy of the pre-1914 era. It ... More


Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Nations: National Accounts of Time Use and Well-Being

Alan B. Krueger (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226454566
eISBN:
9780226454573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226454573.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Surely everyone wants to know the source of happiness, and indeed, economists and social scientists are increasingly interested in the study and effects of subjective well-being. Putting forward a ... More


Introduction

Ernst R. Berndt and Charles R. Hulten

in Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services: Essays in Honor of Zvi Griliches

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226044491
eISBN:
9780226044507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044507.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

In recognition of Zvi Griliches's contributions to the cause of economic measurement and to identify and build on ways in which further progress can be made in improving the quality of our economic ... More


Scanner Data and Price Indexes

Robert C. Feenstra and Matthew D. Shapiro (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226239651
eISBN:
9780226239668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239668.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Every time you buy a can of tuna or a new television, its bar code is scanned to record its price and other information. These “scanner data” offer a number of attractive features for economists and ... More


A Consistent Accounting of U.S. Productivity Growth

Eric J. Bartelsman and J. Joseph Beaulieu

in Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services: Essays in Honor of Zvi Griliches

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226044491
eISBN:
9780226044507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044507.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter develops a framework for integrating economic statistics from various sources into a unified and internally consistent database. The goal is to present the data in such a way that users ... More


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