The Measurement of Saving, Investment and Wealth
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Measurement of Saving, Investment and Wealth by Robert E. Lipsey
Book DescriptionThere is probably no concept other than saving for which U.S. official agencies issue annual estimates that differ by more than a third, as they have done for net household saving, or for which reputable scholars claim that the correct measure is close to ten times the officially published one. Yet despite agreement among economists and policymakers on the importance of this measure, huge inconsistencies persist. Contributors to this volume investigate ways to improve aggregate and sectoral saving and investment estimates and analyze microdata from recent household wealth surveys. They provide analyses of National Income and Product Account (NIPA) and Flow-of-Funds measures and of saving and survey-based wealth estimates. Conceptual and methodological questions are discussed regarding long-term trends in the U.S. wealth inequality, age-wealth profiles, pensions and wealth distribution, and biases in inferences about life-cycle changes in saving and wealth. Some new assessments are offered for investment in human and nonhuman capital, the government contribution to national wealth, NIPA personal and corporate saving, and banking imputation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226484686
(278mm x 154mm x 52mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1989
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Robert E. Lipsey
Robert E. Lipsey is professor of economics at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is also a research associate of the NBER and director of its New York office. Helen Stone Tice is an assistant to the director at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.
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