KB logo

Compiling the national accounts demystified - Netherlands (2007)

National Accounts
In this paper, the national measurement process underlying national accounts statistics is described and discussed. For non-national accountants, the compilation of national accounts statistics is usually a mystic and incomprehensible process.The literature on national accounts compilation methods and the reliability of national accounts statistics is very limited. The value added of this paper in view of current literature is therefore manifold:
– It demonstrates the importance of the operational model.
– It provides a systematic account of the various steps in compiling national accounts statistics.
– It clarifies the role of accounting identities, assumptions and plausibility checks.
– It discusses the role of environmental factors like skills, resources and policy.
– It puts the issue of the reliability of national accounts statistics in a general context, stresses the importance of sensitivity analysis and downplays the importance of indicators for margins of error.
– Concrete proposals for improving compiling the national accounts are put forward.

Custodian: Statistics Netherlands


Related Links

Also In This Category

On a scale of 1-5, please rate the helpfulness of this article

Not Helpful
Very Helpful
Optionally provide your comments to help us improve this article...

Thank you for your feedback!

Add Your Comments
Email Address:
RadEditor - HTML WYSIWYG Editor. MS Word-like content editing experience thanks to a rich set of formatting tools, dropdowns, dialogs, system modules and built-in spell-check.
RadEditor's components - toolbar, content area, modes and modules
Toolbar's wrapper  
Content area wrapper
RadEditor's bottom area: Design, Html and Preview modes, Statistics module and resize handle.
It contains RadEditor's Modes/views (HTML, Design and Preview), Statistics and Resizer
Editor Mode buttonsStatistics moduleEditor resizer
RadEditor's Modules - special tools used to provide extra information such as Tag Inspector, Real Time HTML Viewer, Tag Properties and other.
Verification Code:
Created: 4 Years Ago
Created By: Administrator
Last Modified: 4 Years Ago
Last Modified By: Administrator
Type: INFO
Article not rated yet.
Article has been viewed 9.3K times.
Find Similar
Customer Support Software By InstantKB 2015-2
Execution: 0.000. 9 queries. Compression Disabled.