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This page provides access to papers and presentations prepared by BEA staff. Abstracts are presented in HTML format; complete papers are in PDF format with selected tables in XLS format.

BEA working papers are also available.

2014
2013
By Dylan G. Rassier
Paper presented to The National IP Taskforce
November 2013 | New York, NY
2012
By Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy and Brent R. Moulton
Presentation at the OECD Working Party on National Accounts
October 4–5, 2012 | Paris, France
By Brent Moulton and Dennis Fixler
Paper presented at IARIW 32nd General Conference
August 8, 2012 | Boston, Massachusetts
2011
By Dave Wasshausen
Paper presented at the Conference on Strengthening Sectoral Position and Flow Data in the Macroeconomic Accounts - Jointly organized by the IMF and OECD
February 28–March 2, 2011 | Washington, DC
2010
By Carol E. Moylan
Paper presented at the Third International Seminar on Early Warning and Business Cycle Indicators
November 17-19, 2010 | Moscow, Russian Federation
By Bettina Aten and Marshall Reinsdorf
Paper presented at the 31st General Conference of IARIW | August 27, 2010 | St. Gallen, Switzerland
2009
By Daniel R. Yorgason
Paper prepared for the 4th Joint Session of the Working Group on International Investment Statistics and the Working Party on Globalisation of Industry Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | October 8, 2009 | Paris, France
By Dennis Fixler
Paper was presented at the ASSA meetings| January 4, 2009 | San Francisco, California
By Michael Harper, Brent R. Moulton, Steven Rosenthal, David B. Wasshausen
Paper was presented at the American Economic Association | January 4, 2009 | San Francisco, California
2008
By Robert E. Yuskavage, Erich H. Strassner, and Gabriel W. Medeiros
Paper prepared for the 2008 World Congress on National Accounts and Economic Performance Measures for Nations | May 15, 2008 | Arlington, VA
2007
By Sumiye Okubo | December 2007
By Raymond J. Mataloni Jr. | November 2007
Prepared for the OECD Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Working Party on Globalisation of Industry | Paris, France, November 14-15, 2007
By Lisa Mataloni and Carol E. Moylan | November 2007
By Carol A. Robbins, Felicia V. Candela, Mahnaz Fahim-Nader, and Gabriel W. Medeiros | November 2007
By Adam M. Copeland, Gabriel W. Medeiros, and Carol A. Robbins | November 2007
by Charles Ian Mead | November 2007
This paper discusses how the industry-specific rates of depreciation for R&D used to construct the 2007 R&D Satellite Account were determined after a review of the literature.
by Robert E. Yuskavage | November 2007
Prepared for the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology Research Conference | Arlington, VA
by G. Andrew Bernat, Jr. | November 2007
by Clinton P. McCully, Brian C. Moyer, and Kenneth J. Stewart | September 2007
by Brent R. Moulton | June 20, 2007
Prepared for the Third International Conference on Establishment Surveys | Montreal, Canada
by Y. Louise Ku-Graf | June 19, 2007
Prepared for the Third International Conference on Establishment Surveys | Montreal, Canada
by Alfred D. Tuttle, Rebecca L. Morrison, and David H. Galler | June 19, 2007
Prepared for the Third International Conference on Establishment Surveys | Montreal, Canada
2006
by Arnold J. Katz | November 6-10, 2006
Prepared for the 10th OECD-NBS Workshop on National Accounts | Paris, France
by Ralph H. Kozlow | October 23-26, 2006
Presented at the Nineteenth Meeting of the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics | Frankfurt, Germany
by Dave Wasshausen and Brent R. Moulton | October 12-13, 2006
Prepared for the 31st Committee on Statistical Information in the Economic and Social Spheres — Are we measuring productivity correctly? | Rome, Italy
by Robert E. Yuskavage | July 2006
Presented at the National Bureau of Economic Research Conference on Research in Income and Wealth | Summer Institute.
Prepared by Ralph Kozlow and Patricia Abaroa | September 6-8, 2006
Presented at International Association for Official Statistics | Ottawa
by Robert E. Yuskavage, Erich H. Strassner, and Gabriel W. Medeiros
Presented at the National Bureau of Economic Research Conference on Research in Income and Wealth, Conference on International Service Flows.
by Brian C. Moyer | March 13-14, 2006
Presented at the National Association for Business Economics | Washington Economic Policy Conference
by Ralph Kozlow | January 6, 2006
Presented at the Allied Social Science Associations annual meetings.
2005
by J. Steven Landefeld, Barbara M. Fraumeni, and Cindy M. Vojtech | December 8-9, 2005
Presented at the ATUS Early Results Conference
by J. Steven Landefeld and Dennis Fixler | October 21, 2005
Presented at the Committee on National Statistics workshop on The Benefits of Interagency Business Data Sharing
by Ralph Kozlow and Obie G. Whichard | March 7-11, 2005
Presented at the March meeting of IMF/OECD Direct Investment Technical Expert Group
by Ralph Kozlow | March 7-11, 2005
Presented at the March meeting of IMF/OECD Direct Investment Technical Expert Group
2004
by Dennis Fixler | October 7, 2004
Presented at the OECD Workshop on Revisions
by Ralph Kozlow | October 26-29, 2004
Presented at the Seventeenth Meeting of the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics | Pretoria, South Africa
by Rosemary Marcuss | May 2-4, 2004
Presented at the National Association for Business Economics Conference on Economic Statistics | Kissimmee, Florida
The National Income and Product Accounts (PDF) (Includes speakers notes)
by Brooks B. Robinson and Shelly Smith | May 2-4, 2004
Presented at the National Association for Business Economics Conference on Economic Statistics | Kissimmee, Florida
by Albert M. Teplin, CSE Analysis, Rochelle Antoniewicz, Investment Company Institute, Susan Hume McIntosh and Michael G. Palumbo, Federal Reserve Board, Genevieve Solomon, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Charles Ian Mead, Karin Moses, and Brent R. Moulton, Bureau of Economic Analysis | April 16-17, 2004
Presented at the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth, Architecture of National Accounts | Washington, D.C.
Note: This paper was first posted on May 17, 2004. An updated version of this paper was posted on this Web site on July 6, 2005.
by Ralph Kozlow | March 22-24, 2004
Presented at the OECD Workshop on International Investment Statistics | Paris, France
by Obie G. Whichard, based on a NOTE by Raymond J. Mataloni, Jr. | March 26, 2004
Presented at the National Association for Business Economics 2004 Washington Economic Policy Conference | Washington, DC
by Charles Ian Mead, Brent R. Moulton, and Kenneth Petrick | January 3-5, 2004
Presented at the ASSA/AEA meetings | San Diego, CA
2003
by William J. Zeile | November 3-4, 2003
Presented at the meeting of the OECD Committee on Industry and Business Environment, Working Party on Statistics, Session on Globalisation | Paris, France
by Patricia C. Walker | October 20-22, 2003
Prepared for the work session on Statistical Data Editing organized by the Statistical Division of the UN Economic Commission for Europe | Madrid, Spain
by Obie G. Whichard | June 2-3, 2003
Presented at the 22nd seminar of the European Advisory Committee on Statistical Information in the Economic and Social Spheres | Copenhagen, Denmark
by Brent R. Moulton | June 16, 2003
Presented at the Forecasters Club of New York
by J. Steven Landefeld and Ralph Kozlow | June 12, 2003
Presented at the Conference of European Statisticians, Globalization Seminar | Geneva, Switzerland
by Ralph Kozlow | May 2003
Prepared for the IMF's Electronic Discussion Group on the Treatment of Nonperforming Loans in Macroeconomic Statistics
2002
by Ralph Kozlow | October 21-25, 2002
Presented at the Fifteenth Meeting of the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics | Canberra, Australia
by Ralph Kozlow | October 21-25, 2002
Presented at the Fifteenth Meeting of the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics | Canberra, Australia
2001
  BEA's Preliminary Strategic Plan for 2001 - 2005
by J. Steven Landefeld
Presented at the November 30, 2001 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee
Overview
Full paper
(PDF)
(PDF)
  The Expanding Role of Hedonic Methods in the Official Statistics of the United States (Abstract)
by Brent R. Moulton
Presented at the November 30, 2001 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee
Full paper
(PDF)
  Alternative Treatments of Consumer Durables in the National Accounts
by Barbara M. Fraumeni and Sumiye Okubo
Presented at the May 11, 2001 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee
Full paper
(PDF)
  Selected Price Estimation Work at Other Government Organizations
by Bruce T. Grimm
Presented at the May 11, 2001 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee
Full paper
(PDF)
  Balancing the GDP Account
by G. Christian Ehemann and Brent R. Moulton
Presented at the May 11, 2001 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee
Full paper
(PDF)
  Revisions to GDP
by J. Steven Landefeld and Bruce T. Grimm
Presented at the May 11, 2001 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee
Full paper
(PDF)
  Measuring the New Economy (Abstract)
by J. Steven Landefeld and Barbara M. Fraumeni
Presented at the May 5, 2000 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee. (Revised, March 2001)
Full paper
(PDF)
2000
  International Accounts Data Needs: Plans, Progress, and Priorities (Abstract)
by Ralph Kozlow
Presented at the November 17, 2000 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee.
Full paper
(PDF)
  Priorities for Industry Accounts at BEA (Abstract)
by Robert E. Yuskavage
Presented at the November 17, 2000 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee.
Full paper
(PDF)
  Treatment of Employee Stock Options in the U.S. National Economic Accounts (Abstract)
by Carol E. Moylan
Presented at the OECD Meeting of National Accounts Experts, Paris, France, September 26-29, 2000.
Full paper
(PDF)
  Current and Future Directions for the U.S. Industry Accounts (Abstract)
by Ann M. Lawson
Presented at the 13th International Conference on Input-Output Techniques, Macerata, Italy, August 21-25, 2000.
Full paper
(PDF)
  United States Statistics on Trade in Services (Abstract)
by Obie G. Whichard
Presented at the APEC Seminar on Statistical Reporting on Service Trade, in Tianjin, China, August 14-17, 2000.
Full paper
(PDF)
  Principles and Practices for Making Statistics Relevant for Economic Decision Making (Abstract)
by J. Steven Landefeld
Presented at the Goskomstat Workshop: Developing the State Statistical System of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, May 28-29, 2000
Full paper
(PDF)
  Recognition of Business and Government Expenditures for Software as Investment:  Methodology and Quantitative Impacts, 1959-98 (Abstract)
by Robert P. Parker and Bruce T. Grimm
Presented at the May 5, 2000 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee.
Full paper
Tables
(PDF)
(PDF)
-- Revised versions of Tables 1 and 11, with explanatory note. [Updated Sep 3, 2002]
Tables
(XLS)
-- Revised spreadsheet version of Table 1, with explanatory note. [Updated May 19, 2003]
Tables
(XLS)
-- Revised spreadsheet version of Tables 11, with explanatory note. [Updated May 19, 2003]
  Measurement of Banking Services in the U.S. National Income and Product Accounts: Recent Changes and Outstanding Issues (Abstract)
by Brent R. Moulton
Presented at the May 5, 2000 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee.
Full paper
(PDF)