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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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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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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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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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What's the difference between gross fixed capital formation and gross private domestic investment?

Cited from Wikipedia, we know: Gross private domestic investment is the measure of physical investment used in computing GDP in the measurement of nations' economic activity. This is an important ...
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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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Why did the Greek GDP grow so fast between 2002 and 2004?

Here is the history of the Greek GDP. In 2004 year it was 239.7\$ billion, but in 2002 it was 157.7\$ billion. It grew by approximately 50%. How did it grow so fast?
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In what country outside of the EU is the public sector the highest percentage of GDP?

The article Railway strikes test Macron’s reforms - French strikes states that "Mr Macron’s reform of SNCF is only part of a bigger effort to reshape the welfare state in a country where the public ...
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Why was protectionism considered bad in the great depression?

its said that "there is all-but-universal agreement that the adoption of restrictive trade policies was destructive and counterproductive and that similarly succumbing to protectionism in our current ...
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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 ...
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Why Chinese GDP does not correspond to Chinese GDP growth rate?

Hi all. According to google we have: China GDP 2017=12.24 trillion USD China GDP 2016=11.19 trillion USD Therefore China GDP 2017 growth rate=(12.24-11.19)/11.19=0.0938 that is approximately 9.4% ...
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International shipping services count as exports?

A Greek ship owner transports mouse traps from Albania to Japan, making every year ten million Euro in revenue and one million Euro in profits. The total value of the mouse traps he transports every ...
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Is the concept of limited liability in corporate law beneficial to economy

The concept of limited liability in corporate law is widespread all over the world. Limited liability means, that owners of a company can only loose their capital invested into the company - the ...
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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 ...
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Why is machine built this year but not sold this year included in GDP?

GDP is the sum of market value of all final goods in the current year, so why is is machine built this year but not sold this year included? In addition why is machine not built this year but sold ...
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Why GDP positive growth does not decrease inflation?

My understanding is : If production increases, it would imply the amount of goods increases as well for the same amount of money available in the market. Because of this, we should see prices of goods ...
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With interest rates and inflation in the U.S. low and growth moderate, where is the money going?

Question is basically in the title. With interest rates so low for such a long period of time, I wonder where are that injected cash has gone? I realize that the economy has definetly grown quite ...
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How do I calculate the services sector as a percentage of GDP?

Could anyone explain how I should calculate the share of services sector as a percentage of GDP? I get the numbers for US GDP from Table 3: https://www.bea.gov/system/files/2019-10/gdp3q19_adv_0.pdf ...
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Nominal and Real GDP [closed]

If nominal GDP is, for example, \$1,620 billion in 2017 and increases to \$1,680 billion in 2018, is the growth rate 3.7%? Or does real GDP first need to be calculated using a deflator?
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GDP per capita and trade relationship

There's a lot of literature describing the relationship between growth and trade, but I'm not sure what conclusions I can draw from GDP per capita (specifically) and trade in one particular year for ...
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real gdp per capita vs real gdp

this site summarizes the difference between GDP and GDP per capita as: ...
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Why is depreciation added to the GDP with the income approach?

In my economics textbook, it states that when calculating GDP using the income approach, depreciation should be added. Specifically, GDP = Employee Compensation + Taxes less subsidies on businesses + ...
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Is there objective evidence that the US economy is “booming”?

I realize that it's the political pundits that are saying it, but they never seem to provide evidence that the economy is "booming". The dictionary definition of "booming" is having a period of ...
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Turkish economy after 2013

Source. Why did the Turkish economy plunge after 2013? Why didn't it recover ever since?
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Real GDP explanatory variable

In order to make an econometric model for explaining the evolution of the US Real GDP, does it make sense (from an economic point of view, not from a statistical one) to include CPI (as a proxy for ...
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Why does decrease in fixed taxes accompanied by a decrease in Government Spending of the same amount will decrease GDP?

I personally don't agree because change in GDP caused by decreased in fixed taxes should be $\triangle$ fixed taxes $ \times \frac{-b}{1-MPE}$(fix tax multiplier), which turns out to be a positive ...
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Converting a GDP series to constant international dollars

I want to convert a GDP series (I have it in current euros) of a country to constant 2005 international dollars. My idea is to divide the series by year 2005's $PPP$ conversion factor (the exchange ...
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What is “depreciation” in economics?

I have no background in Economics and I am just starting with it. I was reading about the basic terminologies like domestic output, income, and etc. Then, I encountered a term "depreciation" -- It was ...
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How to distinguish between nominal and real GSP growth?

What is the process used to distinguish the change in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to an increased output of goods and services from the change due to an increased prices? Why do we make it ...
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Why salaries counted under Government expenditure in GDP

In the expenditure approach of GDP calculation, why are government employee's salary counted under Government approach while for private firms, we don't count salaries. I am unable to understand if ...
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GDP Income Approach

On the economics textbook it is written that GDP Income Approach can be calculated as: [ Compensation of Employees + Operating Surplus + Consumption of Fixed Capital + Tax on Production and Imports - ...
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About gross domestic product at factor cost

GDP at factor cost= Net value added + Depreciation. Here my question is why depreciation added to Net value added? I am confused here: Net value added = Gross value added - depreciation; so the above ...
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Generally speaking, shouldn't GDP roughly increase equivalent to population growth?

With all things being equal: shouldn't the GDP roughly increase equivalent to population growth (as a minimum, setting aside GDP increases resulting from technology, education, and all other factors). ...
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Where's a good place to find Information on Non-OCED countries?

I'm looking for Private Savings (Sp), Investment (I), Taxes (T), Government Spending (G) for India.
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how is a trade imbalance related to domestic savings?

I was confused by a statement in an article from Paul Krugman in the NY Times: The reason America runs persistent trade deficits isn’t that we’ve given away too much in trade deals, it’s that we ...
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How Do Imports Affect GDP

Lets say the U.S. imports a brand new Ferrari that costs $600,000. I know that it would take away from the U.S. GDP since it's considered an import. However, if a consumer buys that Ferrari from the U....
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Does Visitor Export Include Airline Tickets?

Does visitor export include the purchase of airline tickets? If so, I would assume that it only counts airline businesses that are established in the country of question.
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How to treat different frequencies of a time series data?

I have annual GDP, annual CPI, monthly exchange rate, and monthly export data. I would like to go for estimation being monthly stock return as the dependent variable. What are the methods to treat the ...
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GDP (Is this a part of GDP Calculation)?

The GDP Calculation is for US. If a Canadian company decides to change from a US supplier to a Canadian supplier, will that change the GDP? I thought it would - as that it would reduce exports - but ...
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Data Set of Bourguignon and Morrison 2002 AER

This question is about the following paper: F. Bourguignon and C. Morrison "Inequality among World Citizens: 1820-1992", American Economic Review, Vol. 92, No. 4. (Sep., 2002), pp. 727-744. On p.730,...
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why is I included as part of GDP?

GDP = C + I + G + (X-M) If GDP is supposed to count only final goods and services, why include I? Eg if build public roads, can count as G; if build factory, can count when factory produces goods and ...
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GDP Calculation and treatment of Personal Savings

While calculating GDP of nation, how personal savings which is not invested in economy or has become part mandatory reserve ratio of government is treated? Similarly do we include import and export of ...
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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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How are GDP rates calculated?

We often hear that the GDP grew 2 % the past quarter, or something like that. But we are also told the GDP grows annually about 2-3 % every year. How can both be true? If the GDP grows 2 % in just ...