In this paper, the relevance of national accounts statistics and their underlying conceptual framework is investigated for their four roles: description and object of analysis, tool for analysis and forecasting, tool for communication and decision-making and input for alternative accounts, budgetary rules and estimates.
National accounts statistics are not facts. All over the world, very incomplete, imperfect, heterogeneous and partly outdated data are to be transformed into complete, consistent, internationally standardized and up-to-date overviews of the national economies and their major components. Compiling the national accounts can be improved in various ways, but this requires an international long-term strategy.
The purpose of this study is to find a sufficiently reliable volume index for output and value added of banking. The output consists of two components: commissions and FISIM; the latter being the largest part by far. Lacking directly observable and measurable prices, it is impossible to compose price indices of output in the usual way and to deflate FISIM with them.
In de reeks Occasional papers worden onderwerpen beschreven die betrekking hebben op de Nationale rekeningen. Deze onderwerpen kunnen fundamenteel theoretisch van aard zijn, specifieke statistische problemen betreffen of analyses bevatten die uitgevoerd zijn met cijfers uit de Nationale rekeningen.De reeks is geschreven in de Engelse taal en is in eerste instantie bestemd voor gespecialiseerde gebruikers van de Nationale rekeningen.
Leunis, Wim P. (2000).This paper describes the progress made in reconciling Social Statistics and Economic Statistics through the linkage of Labour Accounts and National Accounts in The Netherlands. It lightens some infrastructural aspects, tells about the pro’s and cons of the procedures followed and finalises with research suggestions for further improvement.
Boer, Sake de, Wim van Nunspeet and Taeke Takema (2000).This paper concentrates on the ten years experience in compiling supply and use tables in The Netherlands. It focuses on the features that have become the main elements of the Dutch system. Three subjects can be distinguished here: the simultaneous compilation in current prices and constant prices; the column-row-column working procedures; and the transformation of supply and use tables into an industry by industry I/O table.