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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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Growth theory / Initial GDP: positive coefficient sign

I estimated growth regressions for several EU countries. In each of them, the sign of "initial GDP"'s coefficient is statistically significant but positive, which contradicts growth theory as well as ...
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Why couldn't India grow its economy as fast as China did?

I was listening to this debate on India vs China. Professor Dr. Kishore Mahbubani posed this question (watch from 17:21). Let us see the following graph: India has a population comparable to China. ...
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Is there a relationship between the elevation/altitude of a city and its GDP?

A year or two ago, I recall watching a YouTube video that looked at the GDP of various cities and argued that there was a weak positive correlation between their elevation and their GDP. I can't find ...
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How does real GDP take into account technological advancement?

I'm asking this question, since it was not explained in my textbook and since I couldn't find the answer in Internet. For example, 1 TB HDD costs 50 dollars now, and 100 GB HDD costed 50 dollars in ...
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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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An easy GDP growth question

A woman pays her gardener £60 per year and later married him. The gardener continues to work in the garden but unpaid. The woman earns £1000 before and after the marriage. Statement: the marriage ...
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What is the effect on GDP when foreigners buy lots of domestic bonds?

I am trying to figure out the effect on GDP of foreigners buying lots of domestic bonds. From what I understand, when foreigners buy lots of domestic bonds: They need to convert their foreign ...
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GNI versus GNP for Measuring Development

In the calculation of the Human Development Index, Gross National Income (GNI) is used rather than GNP. I've searched around on the internet, but I haven't found a clear explanation of what the ...
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World Bank and OECD statistics unmatch tax revenue as % of GDP

I have been looking for statistics on tax revenue to GDP ratio of different countries. I've found it on World Bank website. https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/GC.TAX.TOTL.GD.ZS?view=chart which ...
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Discrepancy of GDP and International Transaction Releases for Exports

The Bureau of Economic Analysis ("BEA") provides consolidated data from several different government agencies. Currently they provide exports under both a Gross Domestic Product ("GDP") release as ...
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Positive effects of a Tunisia-EU free trade agreement?

Tunisia might be signing a free trade agreement with the EU very soon. It's called ALECA or DCFTA. Many activists and labor unions are opposing such an agreement because it would result in losing ...
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How can the “Share of merchandise imports at current PPPs” be negative?

I'm looking at the Penn World Table 9.0 data, and find that the "Share of merchandise imports at current PPPs" (csh_m) can be negative. For example, ...
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Breaking down components of GDP per capita

GDP per capita can be broken down into 4 smaller components: Labor productivity, Average hours worked, Employment rate and Participation rate as can be deduced from the following formula: What I'd ...
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Two ways of calculating real GDP: do they produce the same result?

My professor gave us two formulas for GDP for 2012 in 2010 dollars: y = P1 (2010) * Q1 (2012) + P2 (2010) * Q2 (2012) ... And: ...
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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 | ...
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Calculating Service Contributions to GDP

Trying to get some clarification on how GDP is calculated for service industries. Are input resources netted out (e.g. fuel for an airline), the same way wheat would be for a loaf of bread? What ...
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Convert data in current US dollars to constant international dollars (PWT)

I would like to convert a nominal GDP series in US dollars to real GDP at constant PPP using Penn Wold Table (PWT) version 10.0 (see here). So far, I managed to get the real GDP at current PPP. Using ...
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What types services count as intermediary consumption when calculating GDP?

What types of services count as intermediary consumption when calculating GDP? I'm not quite sure where the line is drawn. The examples below try to illustrate my confusion. Say a supermarket provider ...
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GFCF/GPDI in Real GDP Calculations

I'm trying to understand how GPDI / GFCF are used in the real GDP calculations (when compared to net investment). In both the US / Denmark, the real GDP numbers seem to directly GPDI / GFCF without ...
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What is the best measure for the world's economic cycle?

I'm trying to make a graph that shows how the return of major assets (S&P 500 index, % of 3Y T-notes, oil, gold, etc) move along with the world's expansion& recession cycle. I looked into ...
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What does the GNI/GDP ratio of a country signify about?

What does it mean, if the GNI of a country is lower than the GDP
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Historically has the “decoupling” of world trade from GDP not lead to (or deepened) a recession?

The ECB speaks (somewhat euphemistically, in my opinion) of a "decoupling" of world trade from "activity" (i.e. GDP) in Q1 2019: Historically, has it been the case that such a "decoupling" can last, ...
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What does it mean when we talk about “same basket” exactly for both GDP and CPI?

When we say about "the basket used for calculating the CPI is the same as the composition of GDP" What does it mean the "same basket"? Does it just mean the goods and service are the same but the ...
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Performing good forecasts for the GDP

What forecasting models would you recommend to forecast the GDP? Through a quick research I have found that VEC, VAR, SVAR models are the most common. Are they though good forecasters? Or are they ...
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'Taxes less subsidies' included in income approach of GDP

Why is 'taxes less subsidies' a part of the calculation of GDP (income approach)? Is it because in the expenditure method of GDP, consumption expenditure will exceed those of the total "wages and ...
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Economic history/geography of the UK (1960-today)

I am not an economist and I am looking for reference knowledge about how the economy of the UK (mainly focussing on England/Scotland/Wales) developed over the past 5 decades. The kind of information I ...
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How Switzerland has significantly high cost of living as compared to its neighboring countries?

Despite being a small country (area-wise), how Switzerland can sustain a high cost of living? I get the logic that the pay of employees would be proportionally higher, so they can sustain a high ...
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Relation between growth rate of GDP and real interest rate for sustainable debt-to-GDP ratio

Why is the relation between the growth rate of GDP and the real interest rate important for sustaining the government the debt-to-GDP ratio ?
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Why Does National Data Usually Cite Average Income Rather than Median Income?

When I try to look into standard of living in a given country, I try to find median income figures. I can almost never find them. Instead, all of the data I can find is about average income, GDP per ...
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How GDP by expenditure and GDP by income method are same in this case?

Suppose I earn factor wage ₹1000 in the year 2018 and I pay a tax of ₹100 to the government. So GDP by income method is ₹1000 as we ignore transfer payments. Now if I spent all my 900 on domestic ...
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Is there any ranking of countries based on per-capita expenditure in R&D?

All the rankings available on the internet are "R&D expenditure by % of GDP". Is there any ranking of countries based on per-capita expenditure in R&D?
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How much does one percent of unemployment 'cost'? (Unemployment elasticity)

There is always debate that increasing minimum salary will pour in more money into the budget as those who get minimum salary will spend them immediately. The counter argument is that increasing ...
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Recommendations for ways to address gaps in GDP data?

I am a biologist that is using GDP data as part of my next research project and I am finding large gaps in the data, both in terms of years and countries. I am wondering what the best practice is for ...
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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 ...
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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?...
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Will an increase in interest rate cause short run aggregate supply to shift?

Most business borrow for financing their purchases of raw material and capital etc. Shouldn't a interest rate rise cause cost of production to increase, therefore shifting SRAS to left? Thanks in ...
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Is there a change over the business cycle in how much of economic activity is market-based?

Out of the total production in an economy, a big part is market-based, as when you make something and sell it. But a big part is not, as when you make something and don't sell it, but exchange it or ...
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Is this a correct way of calculating productivity? And can the proposed data be (accurately) used for doing so?

I want to know if my thinking for calculating productivity [2019-USD/hour-worked] is correct. Basics: Take the GDP of a country and divide by the total amount of hours worked in that country -> ...
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Why is FDI included in GDP computation but not in GNP? Similarly why is FPI included in GNP computation?

I know the difference between GDP and GNP is that the former is confined to domestic borders and the latter to nationals across the world. I also know that FPI is shorter duration and more volatile ...
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Increase in Debt / GDP positive or negative for currency?

When a nation-state and/or monetary union increase it's debt to GDP ratio. Is this a net positive or negative for its currency?
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Controls for a GDP per capita model

I'm constructing a model to test the relationship of some different factors on GDP per capita in a single year using simple OLS regression. Most studies I've found on economic growth simply use the ...
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Which one of these sources best represents fiscal deficit data?

I'm currently recollecting data for an econometrics model I want to build later on with a panel data model. However, sometimes it is difficult to find certain information. For example, I want to ...
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(AD-AS model) How is it possible for firms to spend less, but supply more at higher price level, assuming no increase of the SRAS?

According to the interest rate effect theory higher prices will lead to lower GDP demanded because firms will spend less due to loans being more expensive. It seems at odds with what the SRAS curve ...
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Is there an “ideal” ratio of tax revenue to GDP? Or, at least, can I assume a higher ratio is better?

At the link below, you can see countries have a huge difference in ratios of tax revenue to GDP. Is it fair to assume that a higher ratio is better? Does raising a substantial portion of your GDP in ...
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China's GDP is seven times larger than during the SARS outbreak — what's the implication for China?

I have been compiling some figures to compare China's macro conditions in 2003 and 2019. Clearly, much has changed in nearly twenty years. In particular, a few indicators really stand out. For ...
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Double counting because of gross mixed income

I was learning the income method of calculating GDP when I stumbled upon this doubt. As per the definition given in the book GDP = GDI (Gross Domestic Income) = Compensation of employees + Gross ...
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Where to find GDP for sub-sectors of a Nation?

I was recently doing a presentation for Economics Class in which I wanted to break down the GDP of the UAE by Emirate. I could not find anything on the internet about this, although a quick google ...
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Measuring economic growth in GDP (in USD) vs Real GDP (domestic currency)

I've noticed that a lot of data online seems to measure a non-US country in USD. This seems odd to me, because doesn't that mean that US fiscal/monetary policies, politics, and economics would affect ...
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A hypothetical question on neutrality of money

Let's assume that we start with an economy producing two goods, A and B, with each priced $100. Each good is weighted using the same quantity, so CPI equals 100. Nominal wage is also 100 dollars. An ...
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Recapitalization of Banks

If a government decides to recapitalize banks then will that come under government expenditure and show up in GDP or will it be a transfer payment and stay outside the GDP? and why? In short, Is the ...