This 2014 edition of Understanding National Accounts contains new data and new chapters and is adapted to the new systems of national accounts, SNA 2008 and ESA 2010, which come into effect in September 2014. It approaches national accounts from a truly global perspective, with special chapters dedicated to international comparisons, globalisation and well-being as well as to the national systems used in major OECD economies, such as the United States.
Each chapter of this manual uses practical examples to explains key concepts in national accounts in a clear and accessible way. Each concludes with a synthesis of key points covered in the chapter, followed by resources for further exploring the topic and by a set of exercises to test your knowledge. It is an ideal guide to national accounts for students and other interested readers.
National accounts data as well as answers to the exercises and supplementary material are available at www.oecd-ilibrary.org.