National accounting and the digital economy

Quiggin, John (2014) National accounting and the digital economy. Economic Analysis and Policy, 44 2: 136-142. doi:10.1016/j.eap.2014.05.008

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Author Quiggin, John
Title National accounting and the digital economy
Journal name Economic Analysis and Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-5926
Publication date 2014-07
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.eap.2014.05.008
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 44
Issue 2
Start page 136
End page 142
Total pages 7
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract The construction of national accounts by Colin Clark and others was a major contribution to, and assisted the documentation of, the prosperity of the second half of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the crucial problem is to account for the value of information. Information is, naturally a public good, even though it is costly to produce. Moreover, the distinctions central to the 20th century economy, such as those between primary, secondary and tertiary industry, and between households and the market economy are increasingly irrelevant. These changes bring new policy challenges and, with them, the need for new systems of national accounting.
Keyword National accounting
Information economy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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