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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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Conversion of GDP PPP International \$ 2005 into GDP PPP International \$ 2011

Essentially I have two different datasets that I'm trying to consolidate. One set of data comes from the World Bank Databank, and is a set of historical GDP PPP values for all countries expressed in ...
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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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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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(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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Is it better to calculate inflation rate using GDP deflater whether based year is the first year or last year of our data?

if we wanna calculate inflation rate for years 1997 and 1998, there are 2 ways, first is set our base-year 1997 and according to my data it will be 0.39 and if we set the base-year 1998 the rate will ...
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Equilibrium in currency devaluation?

In export oriented Economy, we often come across currency devaluation as means to boost exports. As per my understanding (please correct me if I am wrong), currency devaluation will immediately bring ...
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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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Why isn't PPP given due importance?

A unit of money in Country X may buy far more goods in Country Y than in the former. But Country X prides in calling itself a larger economy and a more prosperous entity. As money is just a social ...
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Does stagflation lead to redistribution of wealth?

Suppose there is inflation in our country, but we take a short term, thus some prices are sticky and there is non-positive "growth" of the real GDP. In other words, we experience stagflation. If I ...
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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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Basic question on S=I

Consider the identity: $$ Y=C+I+G+X-M $$ where $Y$ is defined either as value-added output, or income, or total expenditure. Now, consider private individuals, who decide to save money, as opposed to ...
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Value Added Approach of GDP calculation

Suppose I sell bread loaf for 20 dollars, the cost of raw material like oil,flour,electricity.... is 13 dollar, I pay 2 dollars to my workers, 1 dollar to transportation company to transport it to ...
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What was the GDP PPP per capita of Equatorial Guinea in 2017? (very different figures according to different sources)

This list List of countries by GDP PPP per capita gives Equatorial Guinea a GDP per capita of 34,900 according to CIA and a GDP per capita of 24,817 according to World Bank in 2017. The differences ...
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How much do the concepts and methodologies of GDP, CPI, PPP overlap?

Indicators of greatest importance in macro-economics are: the gross domestic product (GDP → comparison and growth of wealth) the consumer price index (CPI → inflation rate) purchasing power parity (...
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calculate magnitude of a recession

I'm doing an exercise from Blanchard Macroeconomics where I'm, apart from other things, asked to calculate the severity of recessions in the US since 1960. The data on the webpage that's referenced is ...
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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 ...
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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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Why growth of national income in current prices during inflation not measured in poor sections and poverty alleviation programs?

Here 1) dwindles means reduce, smaller. Here is my doubt: If inflation fluctuates how can we use the word 'dwindles', what it means here? 2) Why the growth rate during inflation not measured in poor ...
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Retained Earnings and the Income Approach to GDP calculation

One of the 3 approaches to calculating GDP is the so-called income approach, which states that total income (distributed as salary/wages, interest payments, and dividends) should equal total output. ...
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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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Differences between GVA and NVA?

I have studied these 1) Gross value added= value of output- intermediate consumption. 2) Net value added= gross value added- depreciation. But how could we say "Net value added = Gross value of output ...
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Sources of data for GDP and BoP accounts

When an American buys a coffee within the US, how does that 3.50 dollars worth of consumption expenditure make it's way to the US GDP account? Is the information obtained from the company's tax ...