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Macroeconomic Statistics

National Accounts Statistics (NAS)

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Session No.: SA 23.04

Location: New Delhi, India

Date: January 16-20, 2023 (1 week)

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    The workshop is intended for government officials who are integrally involved in the compilation of national accounts statistics.

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    Participants are expected to have a degree in economics, or statistics; or equivalent experience.

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    Course Description

    This one-week course will be presented by experts from the International Monetary Fund's Statistics Department. The course will be based on the System of National Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA). The course will cover the following topics: national accounts concepts, methods, and framework; estimating Gross Domestic Product using the production, expenditure and income approach; Supply and Use tables and Input and Output tables; price and volume measures and Satellite accounts. The course will feature interactive lectures and hands-on exercises that enable participants to operationalize what they learn. The main lectures and workshops include: (i) Overview of the System of National Accounts, (ii) Gross Domestic Product by Production, Expenditure and Income approach (iii) Supply and use tables and Input and output tables (iv) Price and Volume measures (v) Satellite accounts.

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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the conceptual framework of the SNA;
    • Describe fundamental components of SUT and how to compile them;
    • Understand the techniques to be used to balance Supply and Use Tables;
    • Understand the process of converting SUTs to Input-Output Tables;
    • Explain the price and volume measurement techniques, including chain linking;
    • Understand the methodology and data sources required to compile Satellite accounts
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