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Merijn Knibbe, Conference Leader, and Dirk Bezemer, Co-leader

The papers

Report for discussion at the Meeting of Experts on the Advancement of Employment and Unemployment Statistics (Geneva, 28 January–1 February 2013)

The current resolution concerning statistics of the economically active population, employment, unemployment and underemployment (13th ICLS 1982), is recognized worldwide. Official national statistics for these topics are largely based on these standards. Not only do the standards define who is …
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Posted for review 7 Feb 2013

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The System of National Accounts and Gross Domestic Product as a consilience metric method

What is wrong in the System of National Accounts (SNA)? This paper offers a new and simplified view of the role of national accounting methods and the metric used in empirical estimation of current economic activity (gross domestic product). To …
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Posted for review 27 Jan 2013

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Monies, debt and policy. The concept of endogenous money as a basis for household and non-financial companies instead of bank centered monetary statistics

Summary. The lack of attention to the stock of debt and, to an extent, the flow of credit by central banks and central bankers was one of the reasons why the Great Financial Crisis took them by surprise. Their focus …
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Posted for review 27 Jan 2013

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Why Time Deficits Matter: Implications for the Measurement of Poverty

Household production, defined in the narrow sense as production of services by members of the household for own consumption (such as cooking, cleaning, and childcare), have long been considered as an essential activity for maintaining living standards. In the latest …
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Posted for review 20 Jan 2013

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