United States : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

October 31, 1997

Summary:

This Selected Issues paper on the United States analyzes problems in the measurement of output and prices. The paper examines income versus expenditure measures of national output. Sources of consumer price index and findings of the Boskin Commission are discussed, and mismeasurement of output and productivity is analyzed. Developments in productivity across industries in the United States are described. In particular, the paper focuses on the slowdown in aggregate productivity growth that began in the mid-1970s and examines whether this slowdown has continued in recent years and is common across industries.

Series:

Country Report No. 97/97

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 31, 1997

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451839494/1934-7685

Stock No:

1USAEA0011997

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

110

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