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“National income estimates date back to the latter seventeenth century. But it has been only in the past half century or so since World War II that economic accounts have developed in their present form, becoming an indispensable tool for macroeconomic analysis, projections, and policy formulation” (Kendrick 1996:1). This article reviews the historical stages of national income accounting that paved the way to the latest version of the United Nations’ System of National Accounts (SNA 1993), which is currently used by statistical offices throughout the world. The design of the SNA 1993 is then presented in some detail, and with the aid of a numerical example. Finally, the links between national accounts and governance issues are established Show more
O'Hara, Phillip A.
Book titleInternational encyclopedia of public policy. Volume 2: Economic policy
Pages / Article No.
Organisational unit03446 - Bernauer, Thomas / Bernauer, Thomas
02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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