Understanding National Accounts Second Edition

Understanding National Accounts Second Edition
  • Author : Lequiller François,Blades Derek
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 520
  • Relase : 2014-10-20
  • ISBN : 9789264214637

Understanding National Accounts Second Edition Book Review:

This is an update of OECD 2006 "Understanding National Accounts". It contains new data, new chapters and is adapted to the new systems of national accounts, SNA 2008 and ESA 2010.

Understanding and measuring the contribution of aquaculture and fisheries to gross domestic product (GDP)

Understanding and measuring the contribution of aquaculture and fisheries to gross domestic product (GDP)
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Pages : 83
  • Relase : 2019-05-14
  • ISBN : 9789251312803

Understanding and measuring the contribution of aquaculture and fisheries to gross domestic product (GDP) Book Review:

The contribution of aquaculture and fisheries to gross domestic product (GDP) is one of the most widely used indicators of its economic performance. Despite strong interest in and great efforts made towards assessing the contribution of aquaculture and fisheries to GDP, there is a general lack of understanding or consensus on how to properly measure the sector’s contribution to GDP and effectively use the measures for evidence-based policy and planning for sustainable aquaculture and fisheries development. While a fisheries GDP measure has been included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (i.e. SDG Indicator 14.7.1: Sustainable fisheries as a percentage of GDP in small island developing states, least developed countries and all countries), it is nevertheless a Tier III indicator for which no internationally established methodology or standards are yet available. This paper contributes to improving the understanding and measurement of aquaculture and fisheries’ contribution to GDP by: (i) using input-output models (including mathematical formulas and numerical examples) to formulate and clarify a set of measures of aquaculture and fisheries’ contribution to GDP; (ii) discussing alternative methods to estimate the measures under data-poor environments; (iii) suggesting an empirical methodology and general guidelines on the estimation and reporting of the measures; and (iv) exploring how to utilize the measures for evidence-based policy and planning. The conceptual framework and empirical methodology suggested in the paper will help move towards internationally established methodology, standards and guidelines on measuring aquaculture and fisheries’ economic contribution.

Eurostat-OECD compilation guide on inventories 2017 edition

Eurostat-OECD compilation guide on inventories 2017 edition
  • Author : OECD,Eurostat
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 220
  • Relase : 2017-09-20
  • ISBN : 9789264283060

Eurostat-OECD compilation guide on inventories 2017 edition Book Review:

The Eurostat-OECD compilation guide on inventories represents the first comprehensive overview of conceptual and practical issues related to the compilation of the balance-sheet item ‘inventories’ in the national accounts. The estimation of inventories and changes in inventories in national ...

Global Construction Data

Global Construction Data
  • Author : Stephen Gruneberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 186
  • Relase : 2019-08-29
  • ISBN : 9780429789410

Global Construction Data Book Review:

Global construction data is vital for contractors, governments, international organisations, policy makers, academic researchers and statisticians. As the global population of the world expands, the sustainability of the built environment raises the political agenda and the need to manage infrastructure and buildings in both urban and rural contexts becomes ever more pressing. How much more can the built environment grow and how can it be managed sustainably? This edited volume addresses how we can find a possible way through the inconsistencies between national construction data sets to devise a consistent approach to national construction data to further the global sustainability agenda and inform policy making. This search begins in Part I, which looks at the methods and definitions used in construction statistics in different countries. Part II considers examples of different types of construction data from the cost of materials, measuring work on high rise buildings and existing stock. In Part III, the authors consider construction data internationally, beginning with the problem of comparing data in different countries using exchange rates and purchasing power parities (PPPs), comparing innovation processes in different countries and looking at the provision of building design internationally. In Part IV, the international theme is continued by comparing accounting practices and company performance in different countries and concludes with an international comparison of construction industries. This book raises awareness of the significance of the construction industry globally and the importance of data to measure it. It informs the discussion of the best ways of handling the consequences of policies affecting the built environment and the effect of the built environment on the rest of the economy and society. It is essential reading for international economists, construction industry consultants, policy makers, construction statisticians and academics.

An Algorithm to Balance Supply and Use Tables

An Algorithm to Balance Supply and Use Tables
  • Author : Mr.Michael Stanger
  • Publisher : International Monetary Fund
  • Pages : 28
  • Relase : 2018-10-25
  • ISBN : 9781484381670

An Algorithm to Balance Supply and Use Tables Book Review:

An Algorithm to Balance Supply and Use Tables

Measure up

Measure up
  • Author : Mr.Thomas F Alexander,Ms.Claudia H Dziobek,Mr.Marco Marini,Eric Metreau,Mr.Michael Stanger
  • Publisher : International Monetary Fund
  • Pages : 19
  • Relase : 2017-02-02
  • ISBN : 9781475572605

Measure up Book Review:

To derive real GDP, the System of National Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA) recommends a technique called double deflation. Some countries use single deflation techniques, which fail to capture important relative price changes and introduce estimation errors in official GDP growth. We simulate the effects of single deflation to the GDP data of eight countries that use double deflation. We find that errors due to single deflation can be significant, but their magnitude and direction are not systematic over time and across countries. We conclude that countries still using single deflation should move to double deflation.

Economic Insights from Input–Output Tables for Asia and the Pacific

Economic Insights from Input–Output Tables for Asia and the Pacific
  • Author : Asian Development Bank
  • Publisher : Asian Development Bank
  • Pages : 481
  • Relase : 2022-07-01
  • ISBN : 9789292696375

Economic Insights from Input–Output Tables for Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

This publication features a broad suite of statistical indicators characterizing the supply-and-use interactions of economic sectors within and across 25 economies of Asia and the Pacific. The indicators include sector- and economy-specific multipliers and linkages, trade orientation and openness, participation in global value chains, patterns of product specialization, and domestic agglomeration, among many others. Supplementing these analyses are special chapters on the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the contribution of the digital economy, and the significance of activities related to real estate. All analyses and indicators draw on the Multiregional Input–Output database maintained by the Asian Development Bank.

The Political Economy of Digital Monopolies

The Political Economy of Digital Monopolies
  • Author : Bilić, Paško,Prug, Toni
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Pages : 230
  • Relase : 2021-07-16
  • ISBN : 9781529212389

The Political Economy of Digital Monopolies Book Review:

At a time when the practices of technology companies continue to attract fierce criticism, this book asks what it actually means to hold a 'monopoly' in the tech world and how it might affect the way in which an organization operates. Combining new and traditional Marxian perspectives, the authors offer an in-depth analysis of how these technology giants are produced, financialized, and regulated. As technology firms continue to shape our political and socio-economic landscape, this book will be an invaluable resource for scholars and students who seek to understand the function of technological monopolies in contemporary capitalism.

Secretary-General's Report to Ministers 2015

Secretary-General's Report to Ministers 2015
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 122
  • Relase : 2015-06-08
  • ISBN : 9789264233751

Secretary-General's Report to Ministers 2015 Book Review:

Rethinking Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Rethinking Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Economy
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 188
  • Relase : 2019-02-14
  • ISBN : 9789264311053

Rethinking Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Economy Book Review:

This new OECD report on the ocean economy emphasises the growing importance of science and technologies in improving the sustainable economic development of our seas and ocean. Marine ecosystems sit at the heart of many of the world’s global challenges: food, medicines, new sources of clean ...

Cornerstone or Sandy Foundation

Cornerstone or Sandy Foundation
  • Author : Dong Qiu,Dongju Li
  • Publisher : American Academic Press
  • Pages : 321
  • Relase : 2021-08-04
  • ISBN : 9781631815287

Cornerstone or Sandy Foundation Book Review:

Social and economic empirical research, especially the judgment of national power, is especially important, whose foundation (economic statistics) we need to make a professional review of. This book introduces the existing research results of foreign and domestic economic statistics, analyzes its intrinsic value and application significance, reveals various professional misunderstandings and index misreading that are widely spread in society, manifests various "measurement traps" implied in empirical application, summarizes four basic contradictions that economic measurement is difficult to avoid, in particular, its possible impact on the data results and empirical conclusions, and puts forward the discipline pattern and research focus of economic statistics. This book continues the critical thinking on the logic of economic measurement and is also the basis of other topics in this series. This book is suitable for the following three types of scholars, postgraduates, and senior undergraduates who are: ? willing to deepen, expand and improve the research and teaching of economic statistics theory and methodology; ? engaging in economic empirical analysis; ? willing to apply mathematical methods in the field of social economy.

Understanding Economic Statistics: An OECD Perspective

Understanding Economic Statistics: An OECD Perspective
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 196
  • Relase : 2008-10-08
  • ISBN : 9789264046986

Understanding Economic Statistics: An OECD Perspective Book Review:

Drawing on OECD statistics in particular, ‘Understanding Economic Statistics: an OECD perspective' shows readers how to use statistics to understand the world economy. It gives an overview of the history, key concepts and the main providers of economic statistics.

Measuring Economic Welfare: What and How?

Measuring Economic Welfare: What and How?
  • Author : Mr.Marshall B Reinsdorf
  • Publisher : International Monetary Fund
  • Pages : 49
  • Relase : 2020-05-18
  • ISBN : 9781513544588

Measuring Economic Welfare: What and How? Book Review:

Calls for a more people-focused approach to statistics on economic performance, and concerns about inequality, environmental impacts, and effects of digitalization have put welfare at the top of the measurement agenda. This paper argues that economic welfare is a narrower concept than well-being. The new focus implies a need to prioritize filling data gaps involving the economic welfare indicators of the System of National Accounts 2008 (SNA) and improving their quality, including the quality of the consumption price indexes. Development of distributional indicators of income, consumption, and wealth should also be a priority. Definitions and assumptions can have big effects on these indicators and should be documented. Concerns have also arisen over potentially overlooked welfare growth from the emergence of the digital economy. However, the concern that free online platforms are missing from nominal GDP is incorrect. Also, many of the welfare effects of digitalization require complementary indicators, either because they are conceptually outside the boundary of GDP or impossible to quantify without making uncertain assumptions.

Beyond GDP Measuring What Counts for Economic and Social Performance

Beyond GDP Measuring What Counts for Economic and Social Performance
  • Author : Stiglitz Joseph E.,Fitoussi Jean-Paul,Durand Martine
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2018-11-27
  • ISBN : 9789264307292

Beyond GDP Measuring What Counts for Economic and Social Performance Book Review:

Metrics matter for policy and policy matters for well-being. In this report, the co-chairs of the OECD-hosted High Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Jean-Paul Fitoussi and Martine Durand, show how over-reliance on GDP as the ...

Economic Policy Reforms 2016 Going for Growth Interim Report

Economic Policy Reforms 2016 Going for Growth Interim Report
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 148
  • Relase : 2016-02-26
  • ISBN : 9789264250086

Economic Policy Reforms 2016 Going for Growth Interim Report Book Review:

Going for Growth is the OECD’s regular report on structural reforms in policy areas that have been identified as priorities to boost incomes in OECD and selected non-OECD countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Russian Federation and South Africa).

OECD Factbook 2015-2016 Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics

OECD Factbook 2015-2016 Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2016-04-08
  • ISBN : 9789264251113

OECD Factbook 2015-2016 Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics Book Review:

OECD Factbook 2015-2016 is a comprehensive and dynamic statistical publication from the OECD. Close to 100 indicators cover a wide range of areas. Data are provided for all OECD countries, the euro area, EU, and where data are available, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa.

Government at a Glance 2019

Government at a Glance 2019
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 214
  • Relase : 2019-11-14
  • ISBN : 9789264600812

Government at a Glance 2019 Book Review:

Government at a Glance provides reliable, internationally comparative data on government activities and their results in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, the Russian Federation and South Africa. In many public governance areas, it is the only available source of data. It includes input, process, output and outcome indicators as well as contextual information for each country. The 2019 edition includes input indicators on public finance and employment; while processes include data on institutions, budgeting practices and procedures, human resources management, regulatory government, public procurement and digital government and open data.

How's Life? 2017 Measuring Well-being

How's Life? 2017 Measuring Well-being
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 340
  • Relase : 2017-11-15
  • ISBN : 9789264283909

How's Life? 2017 Measuring Well-being Book Review:

How’s Life? charts the promises and pitfalls for people’s well-being in 35 OECD countries and 6 partner countries. It presents the latest evidence from 50 indicators, covering both current well-being outcomes and resources for future well-being, and including changes since 2005.

Counting on Marilyn Waring

Counting on Marilyn Waring
  • Author : Margunn Bjørnholt,Ailsa McKay
  • Publisher : Demeter Press
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2014-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781927335277

Counting on Marilyn Waring Book Review:

This edited volume maps new advances in theories and practices in feminist economics and the valuation of women, care and nature since Marilyn Waring’s groundbreaking critique of the system of national accounts, If Women Counted (1988). It features theoretical, practical and policy oriented contributions, empirical studies, and new conceptualizations, theorizations and problematizations of defining and accounting for the value of nature and unpaid household work, eco-feminism, national and international policy processes, gender budgeting, unpaid care and HIV/AIDS policy, activism and artwork, and mirrors the wide-ranging impact and resonance of Waring’s work as well as the current frontiers of feminist economics.

Free Market Economics, Second Edition

Free Market Economics, Second Edition
  • Author : Steven Kates
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2014-09-26
  • ISBN : 9781782547976

Free Market Economics, Second Edition Book Review:

n this thoroughly updated second edition of Free Market Economics, Steven Kates assesses economic principles based on classical economic theory before Keynesian theory became dominant in macroeconomics and equilibrium analysis became standard in microe