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Understanding National Accounts

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From Wednesday 20 September 2017 -  01:00pm
To Friday 22 September 2017 - 04:00pm

Location Central London

We have negotiated a very generous discount which gives RSS fellows £300 off (£250 plus VAT) a brand new course in Understanding National Accounts aimed at non-experts. The discount more than covers the cost of two years of RSS membership so, if you decide to take the course, ensure that your membership is up-to-date or join us first and claim your discount when you book. (Similar discounts will be available to RSS fellows for future courses in the same series).

The course is based on the second edition (October 2014) of the OECD manual “Understanding National Accounts” by François Lequiller and Derek Blades.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

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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).

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