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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a flow measure of the value of finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period. GDP is typically calculated on an annual basis.

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How do I convert real gdp into chained-dollar real GDP?

I have quarterly data for real GDP from 1981-2015. I also have quarterly chained-dollar real GDP from 61-2012. I need to have them converted into one series. I've looked up several different formulas ...
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Calculating nominal GDP

I would like to understand one detail of how nominal GDP of a country in a given year is calculated. It seems to me that the GDP in each country is first calculated in the national currency and then ...
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Calculate GDP by three different methods

I have the following question to answer in my macroeconomics textbook. Steel producer makes steel worth 4000 out of which 0.25 is sold to machines producer and 0.75 of steel is being sold to the car ...
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GDP and DEBT/GDP ratio of a Nation [closed]

Imagine following tiny nation. It consist only of 100 people running a car manufacturing plant. The nation imports every resource it needs for manufacturing those cars. It also imports all energy, ...
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Changing the base year of Real GDP from 2001 Euros to 1990 Geary–Khamis dollars

Estimating regional Gdp in Italy (1871-2001): sources, methodology, and results (Felice, E) This article has Italian historical regional GDP figures, but they are in constant 2001 euros not in 1990 ...
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Facts : *Algeria's GDP is 230 B$, *Oil & Gas account for 30% (70 B$) My simplistic reasoning would say : Substract 70 from 230 and get a new GDP of 160 B$. ... 0answers 42 views Influence of a TTIP on the GDP of a european country So my question is simple but what I would like to know is if my method of calculating something like that plausible or not. So it goes like this : the formula we took at lecture for calculating is ... 2answers 70 views What are the books usually called for studying the computation of GDP? What are the books usually called for studying the computation of GDP? It seems that the economics growth by Barro doesn't discuss about that. 1answer 5k views If a GDP deflator is continually greater than 100%, does that mean inflation is still occuring? If a GDP deflator is continually greater than 100%, does that mean inflation is still occuring? If the difference in deflators from year to year is continually greater than 1%, does that mean ... 2answers 74 views Can the growth rate increase after a change in the base year? Nowadays, I'm observing that the government of India is predicting much higher GDP growth for the Indian economy. I hear that the government has changed the base year, such that it is able to show a ... 1answer 416 views Financial investment in the composition of GDP In the production function Y = C + I + G + NX Does foreign investment in domestic assets (i.e. foreign buying of domestic bonds) - and vice versa - come under the Net Exports variable? Which ... 2answers 6k views How do I change the base year of real GDP using the GDP deflator and nominal GDP? I'll use the US as an example. I have three data series nominal GDP$(Y)$real GDP in 2005 USD$(\bar{Y})$the GDP deflator$(d)$, with 2005 as the base year, so$d_{2005} = 100$I want to change ... 3answers 393 views Is education a part of the U.S. exports component of GDP? I was searching for this but could not find an answer. My question is whether education of the U.S. universities provided to foreign students counts in exports component on GDP. And if so, can we ... 2answers 17k views How does buying/selling houses affect the GDP? Suppose I buy a house and sell it off in the same year for the same price, would the GDP for that year increase by twice the value of the house, or only once, or not at all? 2answers 67 views How popular are alternative standard of living measures amongst economists? GDP as a measure of the well being of an economy has been criticised as not being an accurate measure of the quality of an economy, as it excludes non-commericial interactions (such as housework or ... 1answer 593 views Value of Used Goods in GDP Why do sale of used goods do not add to income of a country in a particular year? If you think of income as the inflow in your bank account. All outflows are just expenditures. So I think of income as ... 1answer 140 views Database for Monthly GDP Can anyone point me to a source of monthly GDP? So far I only find yearly and quarterly. I need it for the period of Jan/1999-Jan/2015 for USA, Japan, the Eurozone and UK. Thank you! 2answers 2k views Are debt/GDP ratios calculated with real or nominal GDP as the denominator? As the title suggests, I would like to know whether the numbers are generally calculated with real or nominal GDP. Besides that I would also like to know whether it matters and how significant of a ... 2answers 6k views If all quantities produced rise by 10 percent, and all prices fall by 10 percent, which of the following occurs? I am having a hard time deciding for this question: If all quantities produced rise by 10 percent, and all prices fall by 10 percent, which of the following occurs? A) Real GDP rises by 10 percent, ... 1answer 2k views What is considered a “final product” for gross domestic product? Given a territory and a time range, the gross domestic product is the sum of all the values added. The term “value added” is open to interpretation. Since the value added of a product or service is ... 1answer 10k views Correlation between CPI and GDP What is the relationship between GDP and CPI(consumer price index)? My thinking is that if the CPI increases, this means that the market basket cost has increased, therefore, the consumer spending has ... 2answers 476 views Why do wars increase the public debts? This should be a very simple question for most of you, but I can't seem to get an answer so I decided to ask the question here. So please be as simple as possible and excuse my ignorance. This is a ... 0answers 353 views Interpretation of the Impulse Response Function I have an IRF that shows the GDP shock to GDP. Let's say I have a 5-year forecast of GDP. If there is an immediate 1% decrease in GDP today, can I adjust the original 5-year forecast by using the IRF?... 1answer 2k views Nominal GDP versus PPP in comparing military spending of different countries? Military spending as percentage of GDP is the most used measure of the economic capability of a certain country/military. But Some countries like India for example, have a huge difference between ... 1answer 101 views Sources of historical cross-country government debt to GDP data I am looking for a source containing debt (government debt) to GDP data of different governments. Do you know of any reliable sources with data going back as far as possible (at least 1960s)? 1answer 55 views Timeline of comprehensive NIPA revisions I have been fruitlessly searching for a list of dates of comprehensive National Income and Product Account revisions. Clues I have found so far: The Bureau of Economic Analysis website says the 1999 ... 1answer 316 views Normalizing comparisons of corporations and countries When publicly-traded corporations reach record valuations, articles in the media often compare such valuations to the GDPs of countries throughout the world, typically in the form "Company X's ... 0answers 51 views Test Series for Stationary Process I want to apply grangers' Test between GSDP and Electricity production in the state. The state is a newly formed in the year 2000 and hence I have only 13 data points, as mentioned below Year | ... 1answer 140 views What would happen if the entire world switched to the 4-day work week? [closed] What would happen if the entire world switched to the 4-day work week? Specifically would someone's quality of life drop significantly in a developed or a non-developed country? 2answers 136 views US GDP vs sub-$50/bbl oil

How would we expect US GDP to be affected by oil prices dipping into the 30-50 USD/bbl range? If you need to make additional assumptions to answer this question, please note these, but still answer ...
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Models for inflation prediction

I am looking for some statistical models that are accepted to best predict inflation rates. Anything that is more complicated than linear model will be appreciated. Or even recommend books that ...
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On the relationship between income distribution and GDP

I was thinking about the following simple example when I wondered what the theoretical effects wealth equality or inequality may have on GDP: Suppose there is a society with three individuals who ...
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Where do remittances come into play in the formula for GDP?

In the classic formula for GDP, i.e., GDP=C+I+G+X-M, where are remittances accounted for? With remittances as high as third of GDP for developing countries, I wonder how they are not explicit in this ...
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What is the purpose of measuring GNP?

I know that the GDP (the value of all final goods and services produced within a country during a given period of time) is useful for determining the productivity of a nation, the size of the nation's ...