Beginner's Guide to National Accounts

Dos o tres horas

Descripción del curso

This course serves as a starting point for a more in-depth, targeted classroom course by introducing an overview of the System of National Accounts (SNA) with a focus on the framework of the European System of Accounts 2010 (ESA 2010). It should tackle the gaps in users’ general knowledge of the system of National Accounts and allow the participants to reach a homogenous level before coming to the introductory classroom course as a student.

Público objetivo

Newcomers to National Accounts (including statisticians previously working in other statistical domains).

Objetivos de aprendizaje

At the end of this e-learning module, the learner will: • Understand the importance and value of NA for policy making  • Be briefed on the NA data collection • Know the different uses of NA in and the motivation behind them  • Know the definition of GDP  • Be familiar with the general features of the ESA and understand its link to other statistics  • Know the underlying economic model  • Know the basic principles of ESA 2010 and key concepts such as: Statistical units and their groupings - Flows and stocks - Production approach - Expenditure approach - Income approach and balancing - The sequence of accounts - Supply and Use tables (and the input-output framework) - Satellite accounts • Become familiar with the challenges

Ofrecido por

Este contenido es ofrecido por la Comisión Europea. La Comisión Europea es el brazo ejecutivo políticamente independiente de la Unión Europea. Es el único responsable de elaborar propuestas de nueva legislación europea y ejecuta las decisiones del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo de la Unión Europea

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  1. Chapter 1: Introduction
  2. Chapter 2: General features of ESA
  3. Chapter 3: Basic principles of ESA
  4. Chapter 4: Challenges
  5. Chapter 5: Finding methodological information and databases
  6. Chapter 6: Final assessment
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