Measuring Economic Sustainability and Progress

Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Steven Landefeld, and Paul Schreyer, editors

Conference held August 6–8, 2012
Published in September 2014 by University of Chicago Press
© 2014 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Studies in Income and Wealth

NBER Program(s):PR, EFG

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659 pages
ISBN: 0-226-12133-X

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents, prefatory note: Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Steven Landefeld, Paul Schreyer (p. -12 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Steven Landefeld, Paul Schreyer (p. 1 - 16) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Economic Measurement: Ben S. Bernanke (p. 17 - 21) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Expanded Measurement of Economic Activity: Progress and Prospects: Katharine G. Abraham (p. 25 - 42) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Measuring Social Welfare in the U.S. National Accounts: Dale W. Jorgenson, Daniel T. Slesnick (p. 43 - 88) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Household Production, Leisure, and Living Standards: Paul Schreyer, W. Erwin Diewert (p. 89 - 114) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Representing Consumption and Saving without a Representative Consumer: Christopher D. Carroll (p. 115 - 134) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Integration of Micro- and Macrodata on Consumer Income and Expenditures: Clinton P. McCully (p. 137 - 179) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Trends in the Distribution of Household Income, 1979–2010: Edward Harris, Frank Sammartino (p. 181 - 211) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. Accounting for the Distribution of Income in the U.S. National Accounts: Dennis Fixler, David S. Johnson (p. 213 - 244) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Analysis of Wealth Using Micro- and Macrodata: A Comparison of the Survey of Consumer Finances and Flow of Funds Accounts: Alice M. Henriques, Joanne W. Hsu (p. 245 - 274) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. The Integrated Macroeconomic Accounts of the United States: Marco Cagetti, Elizabeth Ball Holmquist, Lisa Lynn, Susan Hume McIntosh, David Wasshausen (p. 277 - 321) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. A Prototype BEA/BLS Industry-Level Production Account for the United States: Susan Fleck, Steven Rosenthal, Matthew Russell, Erich H. Strassner, Lisa Usher (p. 323 - 372) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. Toward the Development of Sectoral Financial Positions and Flows in a From-Whom-to-Whom Framework: Manik Shrestha (p. 373 - 425) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. Toward the Measurement of Net Economic Welfare: Air Pollution Damage in the U.S. National Accounts–2002, 2005, 2008: Nicholas Z. Muller (p. 429 - 459) (bibliographic info) (download)
14. Human Capital Accounting in the United States: Context, Measurement, and Application: Michael S. Christian (p. 461 - 491) (bibliographic info) (download)
15. Measuring the Stock of Human Capital for International and Intertemporal Comparisons: Gang Liu (p. 493 - 544) (bibliographic info) (download)
16. Developing a Framework for Decomposing Medical-Care Expenditure Growth: Exploring Issues of Representativeness: Abe Dunn, Eli Liebman, Adam Hale Shapiro (p. 545 - 574) (bibliographic info) (download)
17. Experimental Measures of Output and Productivity in the Canadian Hospital Sector, 2002 to 2010: Wulong Gu, Stéphane Morin (p. 575 - 594) (bibliographic info) (download)
18. Innovation Accounting: Carol A. Corrado, Charles R. Hulten (p. 595 - 628) (bibliographic info) (download)
Panel Remarks: J. Steven Landefeld (p. 629 - 631) (bibliographic info) (download)
Panel Remarks: Shirin Ahmed (p. 631 - 633) (bibliographic info) (download)
Panel Remarks: John W. Ruser (p. 633 - 636) (bibliographic info) (download)
Panel Remarks: Adelheid Burgi-Schmelz (p. 636 - 642) (bibliographic info) (download)
Indexes: Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Steven Landefeld, Paul Schreyer (p. 643 - 659) (bibliographic info) (download)
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