Imputing Away the Ladder
Description of this data
This data contains two different data-sets used in our paper "Imputing Away the Ladder". The first part - 'SNA's - contains multiple time-series (for all countries where available) for GDP under different systems of national accounts (SNA 68, SNA 93 and SNA 2008). Growth rates are also calculated for each series, to show the difference between the standards on the growth trajectory of each country (and on assessing convergence between any pair of countries). The series are based on the raw data from the United Nations database "Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables", Table 102.
The second part - 'NMVA' - applies Basu and Foley's (2013) concept of Narrow-Measured Value-Added (NMVA) to another U.N. data series (constant GDP from the database 'Analysis of Main Aggregates') to derive Core GDP - that is GDP excluding all sectors for which value-added is imputed.
Experiment data files
This file contains the data for all tables and figures up to Figure 23 in the paper. It shows GDP and its breakdown for various countries under different SNA systems and the resulting differential growth rates.
This file contains the data for all tables and figures from Figure 24 onward. It shows the measured and imputed parts of GDP, and uses the former (NMVA) as a measure of Core GDP.
Cite this dataset
Assa, Jacob; Kvangraven, Ingrid (2018), “Imputing Away the Ladder”, Mendeley Data, v1 http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/hxm3kny7rg.1
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