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. The views expressed in these papers are solely those of the authors and not necessarily those of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Balancing the GDP Account

Presented at the May 11, 2001 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee

By G. Christian Ehemann, Brent R. Moulton
Published

Alternative Treatments of Consumer Durables in the National Accounts

Presented at the May 11, 2001 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee

By Barbara M. Fraumeni, Sumiye Okubo
Published

Revisions to GDP

Presented at the May 11, 2001 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee

By J. Steven Landefeld, Bruce T. Grimm
Published

Selected Price Estimation Work at Other Government Organizations

Presented at the May 11, 2001 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee

By Bruce T. Grimm
Published

Expansion Strategies of U.S. Multinational Firms

Recent theoretical work tends to characterize multinational enterprises as arising through either horizontal or vertical foreign direct investment (FDI). Empirical research tends to find stronger support for the former than for the latter. In this paper, we use recent, detailed data on U.S.… Read more

By Gordon H. Hanson, Raymond J. Mataloni, Jr., Matthew J. Slaughter
Published

International Accounts Data Needs: Plans, Progress, and Priorities

Presented at the November 17, 2000 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee

BEA’s International Accounts Directorate is responsible for preparing the nation’s estimates of the international transactions accounts, international investment position, and operations of U.S. parent companies and U.S. and foreign affiliates, and for preparing analyses of major developments… Read more

By Ralph Kozlow
Published

Priorities for Industry Accounts at BEA

Presented at the November 17, 2000 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee

The U.S. economy is undergoing significant structural change that economists and policymakers would like to study from an industry perspective. BEA’s industry accounts--the input-output (I-O) accounts, the gross product originating (GPO) accounts, and the gross state product (GSP) estimates--… Read more

By Robert Yuskavage
Published

Treatment of Employee Stock Options in the U.S. National Economic Accounts

Presented at the OECD Meeting of National Accounts Experts, Paris, France, September 26-29, 2000

U.S. companies increasingly use the granting of employee stock options as part of an overall compensation package. What was originally an executive perk is now often provided to all employees. This growth has added significance to several questions on the treatment and valuation of these stock… Read more

By Carol Moylan
Published

Current and Future Directions for the U.S. Industry Accounts

Presented at the 13th International Conference on Input-Output Techniques, Macerata, Italy, August 21-25, 2000

This paper provides an overview of the Industry Accounts for the United States, which are prepared by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the U.S. Department of Commerce. It includes a brief history of the programs with emphasis on the past 10 years, as well as a discussion of plans for future… Read more

By Ann M. Lawson
Published

United States Statistics on Trade in Services

Presented at the APEC Seminar on Statistical Reporting on Service Trade, in Tianjin, China, August 14-17, 2000

This paper provides an overview of the Industry Accounts for the United States, which are prepared by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the U.S. Department of Commerce. It includes a brief history of the programs with emphasis on the past 10 years, as well as a discussion of plans for future… Read more

By Obie G. Whichard
Published