Monday, January 3, 2011

10 Things Learned

-The process macroeconomists use to track production, income, and consumption is known as national income accounting and provides information about a country's economic activities.

-The most widely used NIPA is Gross Domestic Product.

-To actually compute GDP, economists use the output-expenditure model.

-Personal consumption expenditures include durable goods, nondurable goods, and services.

-Gross investment is the total value of all capital goods produced in a given country in one year as well as changes in the dollar value of business inventories.

-Indirect taxes are taxes included in the final price of goods and services.

-Barter transactions, housework, and do-it-yourself home repairs are examples of non-market activities.

-Illegal activities and unreported legal activities are part of the underground economy.

-A price Index is a set of statistics that allows economists to compare price over time.

-Government transfer payments are not included when calculating government purchases.

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