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Measuring GDP in North and South America
World Economics, World Economics, March 2016
The Americas, comprising the USA and Canada, the Spanish speaking countries of South and Central America plus Brazil and the Caribbean, is a region di.. More

Measuring GDP in Asia
World Economics, World Economics, March 2016
The quality of economic data across Asia-Pacific region varies considerably across countries, mainly as a result of lack of statistical capacity, maki.. More

Measuring GDP in Africa
World Economics, World Economics, March 2016
Africa is an economic region with enormous potential attracting much interest and investment. Following decades of stagnation the consensus view is th.. More

Measuring GDP in Europe
World Economics, World Economics, September 2015
In Europe the quality of national income statistics is less constrained by the capacity and resources devoted by national statistics offices to follow.. More

Measuring The Americas GDP
World Economics, World Economics, March 2015
The Americas, comprising the USA and Canada, the Spanish speaking countries of South and Central America plus Brazil and the Caribbean, is a region di.. More

GDP as the champion of measurements
Mark Esposito and Terence Tse, World Economics, March 2015
This paper considers the importance of measurement in complex societies and notes that the concept of measuring macroeconomic variables such as GDP wa.. More

Tanzania’s GDP grows 31.4 percent after rebasing
Dariana Tani, World Economics, February 2015
Tanzania has become the latest African country to report that the size of its economy is bigger than previously estimated, following a statistical rev.. More

Measuring Argentina’s GDP Growth
Ariel Coremberg, World Economics, March 2014
The main purpose of this paper is to report on the results of an exhaustive reworking of Argentina’s output growth by industry realized by the ARKLEMS.. More

Argentina’s Inflation Data Problems
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, February 2014
Argentina has published its new consumer price index showing prices rose in January 2014 by 3.7% compared to unofficial estimates of 4.1%. The governm.. More

Measuring Argentina's GDP: Myths And Facts
Ariel Coremberg, World Economics, January 2014
This paper replicates GDP data in Argentina using original data sources in order to assess the impact of political manipulation of official economic s.. More

Emerging Market Economic Data Cannot be Trusted
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, August 2013
A survey of 187 countries using IMF data found that the average period since the base year was updated was 11 years, but 29% of the non-OECD countries.. More

France Benefits at the expense of the African Franc Zone
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, July 2013
The member countries of the African Financial Community, a currency union with a fixed exchange rate pegged to the euro, grew at a slower rate than th.. More

Poor Economic Statistics Fuel China’s Low Consumption Myth
Jun Zhang and Tian Zhu, World Economics, June 2013
The generally held belief that China’s consumption is too low is a myth based on inadequate theory, a misreading of official statistics and the use of.. More

Poor Chinese Consumption Data Creates Savings Myth
Jun Zhang & Zhu Tian, World Economics, April 2013
Chinese official statistics underestimate consumption expenditure on housing, they omit consumption paid for as benefits by the corporate sector and t.. More

Nigerian GDP to rise by 50 percent on improved measurement
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, April 2013
Economic statistics for many African countries are seriously deficient. In Ghana an improvement in evaluating economic activity, mainly in the Service.. More

The Value of Value Added
William Powers, World Economics, December 2012
As production has become more globally integrated, imported components account for a rising share of the value of exports. Many countries may contribu.. More

Pastoralism: Africa’s invisible economic powerhouse?
James MacGregor and Ced Hesse, World Economics, November 2012
Many elements of developing economies are missing from their national accounts. This is more than a statistical dilemma. It hampers the development of.. More

EU Accounting - Making Government Accounting look good
Marta Andreasen MEP, World Economics, August 2012
Based on the authors’ direct experience of the inner workings of the European Union this article argues that the procedures within this supranational .. More

Counting the Bottom Billion
Morten Jerven, World Economics, December 2011
What do the statistics from the international databases tell us about income and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa? Less than we would like to think. The a.. More

Measuring African GDP
Joe Downie, World Economics, June 2011
There is much speculation about the growth potential of African economies. But in the light of unreliable official statistics and the highly selective.. More
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