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Feeding the National Accounts

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Dataset : survey data
  • Ritter, Joseph (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
national economy; national income
  • Abstract

    A complex tracking system called the National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA) is used to measure and monitor the United States economy. This article surveys the main data sources currently used in NIPA. It is not primarily an article about methodology, but focuses instead on the raw inputs to the process: Who is answering what kinds of questions? Closer acquaintance with the data sources behind the accounts highlights the considerable uncertainty about exact magnitudes of various aggregate quantities (and their growth rates) and the need for ongoing evaluation of the data collection efforts that support the accounts.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 1220 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR01220.v1
  • Ritter, Joseph A.. Feeding the national accounts. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review.82, (2), 11-20.2000.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Ritter, Joseph (2000): Feeding the National Accounts. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.