Drawing on OECD statistics in particular, ‘Understanding Economic Statistics: an OECD perspective' shows readers how to use statistics to understand the world economy. It gives an overview of the history, key concepts and the main providers of economic statistics. A detailed chapter provides a comprehensive picture of the main statistical activities of the OECD. Finally, the book explores the crucial issue of quality assurance and the implications for public trust.
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Chapter 1. The Demand for Economic Statistics Chapter 2. Basic Concepts, Definitions, and Classifications -The Economic System -Economic Agents --Households --Enterprises --General Government -Economic Aggregates --Production --Consumption --Values at Current and Constant Prices --Index Numbers --Time Series Chapter 3. The Main Producers of Economic Statistics -The International Statistical System -The OECD Statistical System -The European Statistical System and the European System of Central Banks Chapter 4. An Overview of OECD Economic Statistics -Agriculture and Fisheries Statistics -Energy Statistics -Industry and Services Statistics -General Government -Science, Technology and Innovation -Globalisation -Short-Term Economic Indicators -Labour Statistics -Income Distribution and Housholds' Conditions -Monetary and Financial Statistics -National Accounts -OECD Economic Forecasts -Territorial Statistics -Economic History Chapter 5. Assessing the Quality of Economic Statistics -The Dimensions of Quality -International Initiatives for the Evaluation of Quality