National Accounts

The course is based on the second edition (October 2014) of the OECD manual “Understanding National Accounts” by François Lequiller and Derek Blades.[1] The manual is available free on line: http://www.oecd.org/std/understanding-national-accounts-9789264214637-en.htm . The course is voluntarily directed to non-experts. While it covers the theoretical definition of the main national accounts aggregates, it does it in a lively manner based on the concrete experience of the teacher. François Lequiller has been the head of the French national accounts and has a wide international experience (OECD, IMF, Eurostat). The OECD quiz on national accounts can be used by attendants to self-measure their understanding of the course: https://survey.oecd.org/Survey.aspx?s=97ae9a833d22428da1357b3d8d329f2d

First day (20 September 2017)

13:00 – 15:30: Session 1. The essential macroeconomic aggregates: GDP, GNP, the basic accounting identities. (Chapter 1).

15:45 – 17:00: Session 2. The national accounts machinery, integrated economic accounts and the limitations of national accounts aggregates. (Chapters 10 + 11).

Second day (21 September 2017)

9:00 – 11:00: Session 3. The volume/price split in spatial and geographical comparisons, and international comparability. (Chapters 2 +3).

11:15 – 12:00: Session 4. The production frontier and final uses. (Chapters 4 + 5).

13:00 – 14:30: Session 4 (continued). The production frontier and final uses. (Chapters 4 + 5).

14:45 – 16:15: Session 5. Household and business accounts (Chapters 6 + 7).

16:15 – 17:00: Session 6. Financial accounts. (Chapter 8).

Third day (22 September 2017)

9:00 - 10:15: Session 6 (continued). Financial accounts. (Chapter 8).

10:30 - 12:00: Session 7. General government accounts. (Chapter 9).

13:00 – 16:00: Session 8. GDP, well-being, globalisation and multinationals. (Chapters 15 +16).



[1]The chapters referenced in the time-table are those of the manual.

 

 

 

 

Course Summary: 

  • Date: 20-22 September 2017
  • Location: Central London
  • Course code: ONS/NA
  • Price:
    Standard rate £750 + VAT
    Students £125 + VAT* (see below)
    Concessionary rate (ONS Staff, RSS Members, RES Members and Academics) £500 + VAT

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