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