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Why We Measure the Economy the Way We Do: The Political Economy of Macroeconomic Measurement


October 1, 2014
12:15pm - 1:45pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
October 1, 2014
12:15pm - 1:45pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Macroeconomic indicators stand central in economic governance. But they defy simple definition, and the formulas underlying them have varied across countries and over time. So what explains why we measure the economy the way we do? This seminar explains why scholars and citizens should care about this question, and how to answer it.

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