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Advanced Introduction to National Accounting

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Advanced Introduction to National Accounting

9781839102356 Edward Elgar Publishing
John M. Hartwick, Professor of Economics, Queen’s University, Canada
Publication Date: September 2020 ISBN: 978 1 83910 235 6 Extent: c 224 pp
This clear and concise Advanced Introduction to National Accounting explores the post-1960 modernization of national accounting. John M. Hartwick offers insights into the arrival of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) and user cost, highlighting the importance of Tornqvist index numbers and translog production, cost and utility functions in its modernization.

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This clear and concise Advanced Introduction to National Accounting explores the post-1960 modernization of national accounting. John M. Hartwick offers insights into the arrival of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) and user cost, highlighting the importance of Tornqvist index numbers and translog production, cost and utility functions in its modernization.
 
Key features include:

• an exploration of personal income distribution and national accounting
• an exposition of the links between various forms of utility functions and index numbers
• a chapter devoted to the incorporation of the decline in stocks of natural capital into the national accounts
• a report on the measurement of welfare and GDP change arising from technical change and shifts in a nation’s terms of trade.
 
An important read for economics and accounting scholars, this Advanced Introduction offers useful insights to the key topics around national accounting. It will be a helpful tool for students on advanced macroeconomics and economics of natural resources courses.
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‘This textbook on national accounting is a masterful exposition of the main theoretical issues pertaining to this subject matter. The author conducts a fascinating guided tour that covers important topics such as price indices, productivity measurement, the valuation of having access to more varieties of goods, the valuation of life extension, the measurement of social welfare and sustainability. The gist of highly technical issues is presented here in a transparent way, often with a personal touch. In addition to serving as a textbook for graduate students, this masterpiece will be extremely useful to both scholars and practitioners of national income accounting. General economists who are interested the history of the development of concepts and debates on national accounting will find that this book is a valuable and user-friendly source of references.’
– Ngo Van Long, McGill University, Canada
Contents
Contents: Accounts Matrix; User Cost; Capital 2. Productivity Measurement 3. Index Numbers 4. Government, Housing and Banking 5. Natural Resources 6. International Trade 7. Life Extension; Population; Social Welfare measurement Index
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