United Nations Network of Economic Statisticians
Second Beyond GDP Sprint Meeting
Distributional and Wellbeing Initiatives
associated with the Update of the System of National Accounts
- Virtual Meeting
- 24 March 2022
The meeting aims to share ideas, strategies, and examples from the ongoing work that is central to the SNA research agenda on distributional accounts.
Thursday, 24 March 2022, 7:00 am - 10:00 am (New York time)
Chair, Erich Strassner, United States
7:00 am - 7:05 am
Session 1: Introduction, welcome remarks, and scene-setting
- Stefan Schweinfest, Director of United Nations Statistics Division
- Erich Strassner, Associate Director, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
7:05 am - 7:30 am
Session 2: System of National Accounts Update and Broader Framework for Sustainability and Wellbeing
This session overviews the SNA update, with a particular focus on Sustainability and Wellbeing.
7:30 am - 7:55 am
Session 3: OECD-Eurostat Expert Group on Disparities in National Accounts
This session overviews the work carried out by the expert group on distributional national accounts, offering reflections on the initiative, best practices, successful strategies, challenges, and opportunities for the future, etc.
7:55 am - 8:20 am
Session 4: ECB Expert Group on Distributional Financial Accounts
This session overviews the worked carried out by the expert group on distributional financial/wealth accounts, offering reflections on the initiative, best practices, successful strategies, challenges, and opportunities for the future, etc.
8:20 am - 8:30 am
8:30 am - 8:55 am
Session 5: Distributions of Personal Income for the United States
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis will overview its distributional accounts.
8:55 am - 9:20 am
Session 6: Distributional National Accounts for Costa Rica
The Central Bank of Costa Rica will overview its distributional accounts initiative.
9:20 am - 9:45 am
Session 7: Measuring Market Inequality and Redistribution Accounting
The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) of France will overview Market Inequality and Redistribution Accounting for In-kind benefits from Heath and Education.
9:45 am - 10 am
Session 8: Consolidating discussion, next steps, and closing remarks
This session will deliver an opportunity to briefly synthesize the conversation and identify common themes and proposed next steps
- Are there common opportunities and challenges across the different types of distributional initiatives?
- What should we prioritise in any future work on distributional accounts?
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