The History of National Accounting

Statistics Netherlands National accounts occasional paper No. 48

34 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2007 Last revised: 26 Jan 2009

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Frits Bos

CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis

Date Written: 1992

Abstract

At present, the national accounts statistics are compiled on the basis of concepts and classifications in international guidelines. In this paper, we trace the roots of these guidelines, compare the subsequent guidelines and discuss also alternative accounting systems like extended accounts and SAM.

Keywords: history of economic thought, measurement in economics, national accounts

JEL Classification: B23, C82

Suggested Citation

Bos, Frits, The History of National Accounting (1992). Statistics Netherlands National accounts occasional paper No. 48, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1032598 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1032598

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