Second-generation estimates of Latin Europe’s GDP: Spain, France, Italy and Portugal (1950-2013)

Authors

  • Jordi Maluquer de Motes

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v24i58.21267

Keywords:

Economic Grouth, National Accounts, Latin Europe

Abstract


The concept and methodology changes in the systems used to produce the national accounts of all countries, particularly the implementation of SEC 95 in the European Union and the revision and correction of the most up-to-date population data, make it compulsory to introduce substantial modifications in the time series of these national accounts by means of retropolation. The production of these new calculations, which might be qualified as truly second generation estimates, provides very interesting results for Spain, France, Italy and Portugal. The resulting cumulative annual growth rates for the whole period are very similar, though they do point to Spain as the economy which grew the most, both in terms of goods and services production and demographic dimension, as well as per capita GDP.

Published

2018-01-25

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