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Working Paper: A Dataset on Comparative Historical National Accounts

Ca. 1870-1950, A Time-Series Perspective

ABSTRACT: This paper accompanies the Historical National Accounts datahub which presents an overview of the currently available studies on long-term economic growth across countries. 293 more words

Twentieth Century

Article Review: Convergence

So today I’m looking at the resources used in Rodrik, Dani “Unconditional Convergence in Manufacturing,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 128 (1), 165-204.

  • The author notes that “my data come from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) industrial statistics database, which is derived largely from industrial surveys.
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National Accounts Report 2015

The CSO has updated its benchmark year to 2011 and revised and rebased the GDP time series for the years 2000 to 2011. Key results can be found here:  101 more words

National Accounts

Mountain Or Molehill?

As market bears know all too well, one of the world’s crushing problems at present is China, and everything connected thereto. At the height of the panic… 726 more words


Another Day in The Sun: The National Accounts, Growth and Malfunction

The work of the critique of political economy is a thankless task: especially when reality comes and fucks up your theorising. Over the last year on this blog I have been trying to address a number of interrelated phenomena: … 1,938 more words

India at night in 1994 and 2010 - Estimating Poverty Using Nightlights

Maxim Pinkovskiy and Xavier Sala-i-Martin last year suggested that national accounting estimates of poverty should be adjusted for the evolution of satellite-recorded night-time lights. I agree from personal experience. 253 more words

Economic History

6 June 2015 (AFR) - How strong is the economy really? - How good is that? Only OK, Mr Hockey

(6 June 2015, AFR, p18, by Alan Mitchell )

‘For once Treasurer Joe Hockey had good news and he was on the front foot again. “We’ve had a terrific set of numbers that came out today, and those numbers have proven that there are some clowns out there that are talking about recession and dark clouds on the horizon,” he told reporters after the release of the March quarter national accounts. 35 more words

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