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Recognition of Business and Government Expenditures for Software as Investment: Methodology and Quantitative Impacts, 1959-98

Presented at the May 5, 2000 meeting of the BEA Advisory Committee

The comprehensive benchmark revision of the national income and product accounts (NIPA’s), released in October of last year, newly recognized business and government expenditures for computer software as investment. This paper describes the methodology for annual and quarterly estimates of… Read more

By Robert Parker, Bruce T. Grimm
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