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Measuring Development Prospects by ‘Greening’ the National Accounts

López Ramón and Michael A. Toman

in Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: New Policy Options

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199298006
eISBN:
9780191603877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199298009.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews income and welfare measurement and examines the central topics of assets and sustainability with the evaluation of key conceptual and theoretical literature. It also outlines the ... More


Charles Hilliard Feinstein 1932–2004

Avner Offer

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 153 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VII

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264348
eISBN:
9780191734250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264348.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

Charles Hilliard Feinstein (1932–2004), a Fellow of the British Academy, worked out the structure and size of the British economy from 1965 and back to mid-Victorian times. Beyond scholarship, his ... More


Measuring Poverty in a Growing World (or Measuring Growth in a Poor World) 1

Angus Deaton

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The extent to which growth reduces global poverty has been disputed for several decades. Although there are better data than ever before, controversies are not resolved. A major problem is that ... More


The Place of Financial Markets in the Economy

Hendrik S. Houthakker and Peter J. Williamson

in The Economics of Financial Markets

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195044072
eISBN:
9780199832958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019504407X.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Some of the frameworks and concepts of macroeconomics are deployed to explore the place of financial markets in the US economy, and various important questions are introduced (such as how interest ... More


The Sustainability of Extractive Economies

Kirk. Hamilton

in Resource Abundance and Economic Development

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199275786
eISBN:
9780191602160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199275785.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents a theoretical approach to measure whether an economy is on a sustainable path, and then presents empirical evidence on the sustainability of various extractive economies. An ... More


Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Sudhir Anand, Paul Segal, and Joseph E. Stiglitz (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The international community's commitment to halve global poverty by 2015 has been enshrined in the first Millennium Development Goal. How global poverty is measured is a critical element in assessing ... More


Introduction

Sudhir Anand, Paul Segal, and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The measurement and tracking of global poverty is a critical element in assessing progress towards the first Millennium Development Goal, and different researchers have presented widely-varying ... More


Economic Growth and Measurement Reconsidered in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia, 1965-1995

Morten Jerven

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689910
eISBN:
9780191770388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689910.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

How do we measure African economic performance? This question is fully explored through this pioneering study of how growth is measured in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia; many widely held ... More


Conceptual Frameworks for Measurement

Robert M. Townsend

in Financial Systems in Developing Economies: Growth, Inequality and Policy Evaluation in Thailand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199533237
eISBN:
9780191594892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533237.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents key conceptual frameworks for the measurement of stocks and flows. National income accounts are based on corporate financial accounts and distinguish stocks in the balance ... More


Concept of Sustainable Development: Macroeconomic Resource and Income Accounting

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter defines the concept of sustainable development taking account of the roles of accumulation of natural, manmade and knowledge capital in development using a capital theoretic model and ... 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


Blueprint for Expanded and Integrated U.S. Accounts: Review, Assessment, and Next Steps

Dale W. Jorgenson and J. Steven Landefeld (eds)

in A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226410845
eISBN:
9780226410876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410876.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter outlines the key elements of the new architecture of the expanded and integrated U.S. national accounts. This system integrates the U.S. National Income and Product Accounts (NIPAs) with ... More


Existing Surveys

Ed Diener, Richard E. Lucas, Ulrich Schimmack, and John F. Helliwell

in Well-Being for Public Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195334074
eISBN:
9780199893928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334074.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Although a disproportionate number of measures are used to assess the objective conditions of societies through social indicators, and ignore subjective well-being, there has been some progress in ... More


The Measures That Rule

Scott O’Bryan

in The Growth Idea: Purpose and Prosperity in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832827
eISBN:
9780824870621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832827.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the significant changes that were at work within the discipline of economics around the world during the mid-twentieth century and how these new lines of theoretical and ... More


Conclusions

Ed Diener, Richard E. Lucas, Ulrich Schimmack, and John F. Helliwell

in Well-Being for Public Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195334074
eISBN:
9780199893928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334074.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Well-being measures can shed light on a large number of questions about diverse policy issues. Existing surveys are not sufficiently developed to offer definitive information, and therefore broad and ... More


The Architecture of the System of National Accounts: A Three-Way International Comparison of Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom

Karen Wilson (ed.)

in A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226410845
eISBN:
9780226410876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410876.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the application of the System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA) in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The comparison is done from two perspectives: scope and integration. ... More


A Framework for Nonmarket Accounting

Katharine G. Abraham and Christopher Mackie (eds)

in A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226410845
eISBN:
9780226410876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410876.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter summarizes the result of a comprehensive survey of nonmarket accounting conducted by the Committee on National Statistics (CNStat) of the U.S. National Academies. It favors modeling ... More


Musical Chairs and Inescapable Mathematics

ROBERT V. DODGE

in Schelling's Game Theory: How to Make Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199857203
eISBN:
9780199932597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857203.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

The metaphor “musical chairs” encompasses a broad range of observations and behaviors in which the same patterns emerge in the aggregate regardless of how the individuals who comprise the aggregate ... More


What's Different about Health?: Human Repair and Car Repair in National Accounts and in National Health Accounts

Jack E. Triplett

in Medical Care Output and Productivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the question: Why is health care different from any other analogous service, such as car repair? Comparing measurement issues in human repair and car repair is instructive. ... More


The Great Recession and its consequences for household incomes in 21 countries

Stephen P. Jenkins, Andrea Brandolini, John Micklewright, Brian Nolan, and Gaetano Basso

in The Great Recession and the Distribution of Household Income

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671021
eISBN:
9780191750601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671021.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter reviews the impact of the Great Recession (GR) on household incomes in 21 OECD countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, ... More


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