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A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts$
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Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Landefeld, and William D. Nordhaus

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226410845

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226410876.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts
Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Steven Landefeld, William D. Nordhaus
University of Chicago Press

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this volume about the proposed new architecture of the U.S. national accounts and the National Income and Product Accounts (NIPAs). The chapters in this volume are from the proceedings of the conference “A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts” held in Washington D.C. on April 16–17, 2004. This chapter describes the features of the new architecture and discusses the role of various government agencies including the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department of Labor, the Census Bureau and the Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Keywords:   U.S. national accounts, NIPAs, government agencies, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor, Census Bureau, Federal Reserve System

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