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Author Giovannini, Enrico.

Title Understanding economic statistics : an OECD perspective / Enrico Giovannini
Published Paris : OECD, [2008]


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Description 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. The demand for economic statistics -- 2. Basic concepts, definitions and classifications -- 3. The main producers of economic statistics -- 4. An overview of OECD economic statistics -- 5. Assessing the quality of economic statistics
Summary "Governments make decisions affecting everybody, based on the economic statistics available to them. The media publish economic data on a daily basis. In countless different ways, economic statistics are a fundamental part of modern life, shaping the way we interpret and react to the world around us. But how are these statistics produced? Who decides which statistics are useful and which are not? And how can we be sure of the quality of the statistics we read?" "Drawing on OECD statistics in particular, Understanding Economic Statistics: An OECD Perspective shows readers how to use statistics to understand the world economy. It gives an overview of the history, key concepts as well as information about the main providers of economic statistics. A detailed chapter provides a comprehensive picture of the main statistical activities of the OECD. Finally, the book explores the crucial issue of quality assurance and the implications for public trust."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and webliography
Notes Also available electronically via the World Wide Web
Subject Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Economics -- Statistical methods -- Evaluation.
Author Giovannini, Enrico.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
LC no. 2008506135
ISBN 9264033122