Edited by Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Steven Landefeld and William D. Nordhaus

in A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780226410845
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226410876 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this volume about the proposed new architecture of the U.S. national accounts and the National Income and Product Accounts (NIPAs). The chapters in this volume are from the proceedings of the conference “A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts” held in Washington D.C. on April 16–17, 2004. This chapter describes the features of the new architecture and discusses the role of various government agencies including the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department of Labor, the Census Bureau and the Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Keywords: U.S. national accounts; NIPAs; government agencies; Bureau of Economic Analysis; Bureau of Labor Statistics; Department of Labor; Census Bureau; Federal Reserve System

Chapter.  4530 words. 

Subjects: Economic Systems

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