Overview of economic statistics

Objectives

Provide a brief overview of the economy and the statistical system that we use to measure the activities in the economy. 

3 hours maximum for slides

short exercise

Statisticians will:

  1. understand the framework within which economic statistics are developed, in particular measurement of GDP; changes in prices; growth; and inflation and
  2. relate the framework to their own economy and experience.

Identify where the compiling economy does not follow the international standards.

Materials

Overview of economic statistics (Presentation)

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Overview of economic statistics

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3 hours maximum for slides

Introduction

Objectives

Explain purpose, focus and structure of the course, how to use the materials.

Intended for both compilers and trainers.

written material, no slides

up to 1 hour

Materials

Introduction to the programme

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Up to 1 hour