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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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Do mainstream economic models use the blank-slate view of humans?

Human capital is an important part of GDP forecasting. Do the models in use today view humans as "blank slate", meaning they can be educated to the same level, or do they take into account ...
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Is this a valid or legitimate way of comparing countries on traits and characteristics?

Country A has 16 million inhabitants and 2.000 MW of solar panel generated power, also a GDP of $50.000 per capita Country B has 160 million inhabitants and 2 MW of solar panel generated power, ...
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What makes statistics economical reports so varied and different?

Search for Iran's GDP in Google, and what you will see is an image representing GDP of Iran, compared to other neighbor countries. It gives us the value of 393.4 ...
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Economic interpretation: IS curve contra GDP in equilibrium

I have in a problem shown that for the IS curve (Y) contra the GDP in equilibrium ($Y^*$) it applies that: $\frac{\partial Y}{\partial G}>\frac{\partial Y^*}{\partial G}$. Where G is public ...
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Why do the GDP baskets of different countries have different percentages?

Why might the housing part of the US GDP basket 40% of the basket, but only 17% of China's?
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GDP Discrepancies

I'm trying to practice reading economic data from FRED and BEA websites, but they seem to be providing conflicting data that I cannot understand at all. For example, looking at Real GDP percentage ...
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Are the EU funds coming from EU citizen's taxes as well?

I was trying to understand how the EU is funded using their official website, but my limited understanding of economy makes it very hard to understand the money pathways from a single unit (the ...
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Why don't we count incomes of the government from taxation when calculating GDP using the income approach?

According to the income approach GDP is equal to wages + rent + interest + profit, income from taxes isn't included. The government provides people and organizations with public goods (like roads and ...
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GDP Growth QoQ vs YoY: Why do the figures not match?

According to statista.com, US Q4 GDP growth rate was 2.6% over the economy in Q3. However, why is the annualized growth rate for the US therefore not be a sum of all 4 quarters if their definition of ...
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Can CPI and real GDP have high correlation?

I have historical data where the CPI and GDP are correlated. Does this make sense? If not, how do I test for it?
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GDP per industry and per region in Europe

I'm looking for a breakdown of GDP per region and industry in Europe. Do such data exist, ideally in the public domain? I'm looking for a breakdown of GDP per region and industry in Europe. Do such ...
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What is the difference between aggregate supply and GDP?

Usually when I read online, I see the following repeated frequently: aggregate demand is equal to GDP. I understand that aggregate expenditures is the aggregate demand at a particular price level, and ...
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Measure combining growth and distribution of income

A frequently used measure of economic progress is GDP growth. (There are alternative economic indicators as well, such as the Human Development Index.) But there are problems with GDP growth. For ...
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GDP type: WDA, NSA, SA

What are the acronyms for? SA, WDA, NSA. I was able to find WDA: written down allowance, but I am not sure is correct and how is applicable to GDP.
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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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How to find US total debt?

Sorry i'm not really an economist but I don't know where else to ask. I'm reading Ray Dalio's Big Debt Crises and he has several graphs for total US debt burdens https://imgur.com/a/tPX3LuH where it's ...
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Does levying a new tax on production increase GDP?

Consider a society with no taxes on (e.g) commercial land ownership. One day the government impose a small tax on land owned by the foresting industries. I would assume that prices on goods produced ...
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What does it mean when R&D is “3% of GDP”?

When we talk about R&D, does it mean that the final goods of R&D amount to 3% of GDP? Or does it mean that a specific nation is spending an amount of money on R&D that is equivalent to 3% ...
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Using metrics provided by FRED to identify the business cycle

I am interested to see how the "business cycle" is associated with our firms sales. The hope is that if we can show that our sales line up with the business cycle then we can make decisions ...
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Can a spending freeze solve the problem of the Italian enormous government debt?

In view of the upcoming Italian general election, I've been reading the program of a party (please let me know in the comments whether I can/should mention its name), and in a section of it they ...
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GDP Identity:Why does $\text{C+S+T = C+I+G+(X-M)}$?

$$\text{C+S+T = Y = C+I+G+(X-M)}$$ where: $\text{Y}$ is GDP $\text{C}$ is Private consumption $\text{S}$ is Private savings $\text{T}$ is net taxes $\text{I}$ is investment $\text{G}$ is ...
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Does the GDP contribution of a service sector represent the gross profits of that sector?

I couldn't find a simple answer to this question: does the dollar contribution of a service sector represent the gross profits of that sector? For instance, the GDP contribution of the financial ...
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How does an UHN individual leverage their wealth? [closed]

How does an UHN individual leverage their wealth? Do they in fact do so, and should for example Bill Gates' 80 billion be understood as 800 - 900 billion dollar if he leverage his wealth 10 x? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What is data trapezoid form?

For one of our class project we are required to do the following: Download U.S. real GDP in data trapezoid form (vintages) I tried to search online for what does the data in trapezoid form means ...
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Unit root testing in Eviews

I've plotted my data log(GDP) which displays an albeit small upward trend. However, after performing an ADF unit root test log(GDP) it suggests that I can reject H0 [that there is a unit root] at the ...
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What are the advantage of chain-linked prices over constant prices?

Some variables in economics like GDP are computed in chain-linked prices or constant prices. What are advantages of chain-linked prices vs constant prices? Thank you
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Congruence of GDP as calculated by production and by consumption

Here I've read the following (translated by Google) GDP can be calculated in two ways: firstly, by origin, that is, by estimating the value of all goods and services produced, and secondly by the use ...
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How does government spending on imported goods affect GDP?

How does government spending on imported goods affect GDP? Is it first counted as government spending and then subtracted as imports? For instance, if the US government buy a new accounting system ...
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Relevance of government liabilities to GDP

After Malaysia's national debt was [reassessed][1], its totaled $250bn along with other government liabilities. Now, I'm having trouble understanding the direct relevance of the ratio of goverment ...
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GDP data for the baltic states from 1988-1994

since I have to write a paper on transformation/transition processes in the baltic states (Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia), I would like to analyze GDP data from 1988 (shortly before the end of the ...
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GDP projections for the fifty American states

I'm looking for GDP projections for the fifty American states (up till 2040, or 2050). Are these available online, or in any economics papers? I've found GDP projections for America, and historical ...
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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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Is there anything like ratio between number of manufacturing industries to number of retail shops?

In my country there are very few manufacturing factories,but large numbers of small retail shops (like one shop per house or may be even more). What are the effects in the economy of a country for ...
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GDP/PPP influence - Adjusted savings: carbon dioxide damage

I found this variable and I'm not a native english speaker, so I'm a little bit confused with "adjusted savings" right in front of "carbon dioxide damage". I'd like to know what does this variable ...
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Applying real growth rate to nominal value

What happens if one applies a real GDP growth rate to a nominal GDP value? The result can't be a GDP figure in constant prices, since that would imply applying a real GDP growth rate to constant GDP ...
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Is it appropriate to change the base year of the real GDP to a more recent one?

I have a dataset containing Venezuela's nominal GDP, real GDP, GDP deflator and population from 1997 to 2013. I am interested in calculating real GDP per capita, but the base year of the GDP deflator ...
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Estimation of the future growth of real GDP per capita of the world

From 60's to 70's, the real GDP growth per capita of the world fluctuated about 3%. Since then, it fluctuated about 1.8% or somewhere around. (I mean, the average would be about 1.8% since 1970.) I ...
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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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Do recessions matter?

One common definition of recession is "two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth". GDP growth affects other variables, such as stock prices, interest rates, unemployment, and personal income. ...
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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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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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While calcluating GNP, the overall income of a citizen working abroad is considered or only his/her remittances?

Suppose a citizen of Country A is working in Country B with income X USD, and he sends Y USD as remittance to A, what is considered while calculating GNP? X or Y? (X is inclusive of Y)
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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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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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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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Why is such a high US national debt not resulting in another great depression?

The chart below shows that US national debt as a percentage of its GDP is at an all time high excluding the one during WW-II. While I'm not as well informed in economics as most of the people on this ...

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