Business Statistics of the United States 2010: Patterns of Economic Change, Edition 15

Bernan Press
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Business Statistics of the United States: Patterns of Economic Change is a comprehensive and practical collection of data that reflects the nation's economic performance since 1929. It provides over 80 years of annual data in regional, demographic, and industrial detail for key indicators such as:
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Cornelia J. Strawser, PhD, is the senior economic consultant to Bernan Press. She edited the seventh through thirteenth editions and was the co-editor of two previous editions of Business Statistics. She was co-editor of Foreign Trade of the United States, 2001, and also worked on the Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics. She was formerly a senior economist for the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee and has also served at the Senate Budget Committee, at the Congressional Budget Office, and on the Federal Reserve Board staff. Her initial experience consisted of compiling and analyzing the Board's Index of Industrial Production. In subsequent positions, she specialized in critical analysis of incoming economic data and advice to policy makers on subjects such as the interpretation of the position of the economy relative to the business cycle, the interactions between monetary and fiscal policy and the economy, and issues of income growth, income distribution, and poverty. Currently, she continually monitors the press and new government data releases in order to keep Business Statistics up to date and relevant, and also on occasion contributes corrections of mis-stated economic data to major daily newspapers. She holds a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from George Washington University, both in economics.
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Publisher
Bernan Press
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Published on
Sep 30, 2010
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Pages
686
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ISBN
9781598884159
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Statistics
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This content is DRM protected.
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Cornelia J. Strawser
Business Statistics of the United States is a comprehensive and practical collection of data from as early as 1890 that reflects the nation's economic performance. It provides over 80 years of annual, quarterly, and monthly data in industrial and demographic detail including key indicators such as: gross domestic product, personal income, spending, saving, employment, unemployment, the capital stock, and more. Business Statistics of the United States is the best place to find historical perspectives on the U.S. economy.

Of equal importance to the data are the introductory highlights, extensive notes, and figures for each chapter that help users to understand the data, use them appropriately, and, if desired, seek additional information from the sources agencies.

Business Statistics of the United States provides a rich and deep picture of the American economy and contains approximately 3,500 time series in all. The data are predominately from federal government sources including:

Board of Governors of The Federal Reserve SystemBureau of Economic AnalysisBureau of Labor StatisticsCensus BureauEmployment and Training AdministrationEnergy Information AdministrationFederal Housing Finance AgencyU.S. Department of the TreasuryNew in the nineteenth edition:

Comprehensive revision of the International Transactions Accounts and the international investment position, incorporating a new, improved system of presentation, market-value evaluation of direct investment, and improved classification and data on trade in services. Expanded Producer Price Indexes covering services as well as goods and improved classification of stages of intermediate demand. A comprehensive revision of data back to 1925 on the private and government stock of fixed assets, based on the 2013 revision of the National Income and Product Accounts.New quarterly data on GDP by industry.


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Cornelia J. Strawser
Business Statistics of the United States is a comprehensive and practical collection of data from as early as 1890 that reflects the nation's economic performance. It provides over 80 years of annual, quarterly, and monthly data in industrial and demographic detail including key indicators such as: gross domestic product, personal income, spending, saving, employment, unemployment, the capital stock, and more. Business Statistics of the United States is the best place to find historical perspectives on the U.S. economy.

Of equal importance to the data are the introductory highlights, extensive notes, and figures for each chapter that help users to understand the data, use them appropriately, and, if desired, seek additional information from the sources agencies.

Business Statistics of the United States provides a rich and deep picture of the American economy and contains approximately 3,500 time series in all. The data are predominately from federal government sources including:

Board of Governors of The Federal Reserve SystemBureau of Economic AnalysisBureau of Labor StatisticsCensus BureauEmployment and Training AdministrationEnergy Information AdministrationFederal Housing Finance AgencyU.S. Department of the TreasuryNew in the nineteenth edition:

Comprehensive revision of the International Transactions Accounts and the international investment position, incorporating a new, improved system of presentation, market-value evaluation of direct investment, and improved classification and data on trade in services. Expanded Producer Price Indexes covering services as well as goods and improved classification of stages of intermediate demand. A comprehensive revision of data back to 1925 on the private and government stock of fixed assets, based on the 2013 revision of the National Income and Product Accounts.New quarterly data on GDP by industry.


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