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May 2009Outsourcing and Imported Services in BEA's Industry Accounts
with Erich H. Strassner, Gabriel W. Medeiros
in International Trade in Services and Intangibles in the Era of Globalization, Marshall Reinsdorf and Matthew J. Slaughter, editors
May 2006Aggregation Issues in Integrating and Accelerating the BEA
with Brian C. Moyer, Marshall B. Reinsdorf
in A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts, Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Steven Landefeld, and William D. Nordhaus, editors
January 2005Aggregation Issues in Integrating and Accelerating BEA's Accounts: Improved Methods for Calculating GDP by Industry
with Brian Moyer, Marshall Reinsdorf: w11073
Aggregate measures of real GDP growth obtained from the GDP by Industry Accounts often differ from the featured measure of real GDP growth obtained from the National Income and Product Accounts (NIPAs). We find that differences in source data account for most of the difference in aggregate real output growth rates; very little is due to the treatment of the statistical discrepancy, differences in aggregation methods, or the contributions formula. Moreover, we demonstrate that with consistent data, use of BEA's Fisher-Ideal aggregation procedures to aggregate value added over industries yields the same estimate of real GDP as aggregation over final commodities. Thus, two major approaches to measuring real GDP -- "expenditures" approach used in the NIPAs and the "production" or "industry" ...

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