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Standard rate £750 + VAT
Students £125 + VAT* (see below)
Concessionary rate (ONS Staff, RSS Members, RES Members and Academics) £500 + VAT
The course is based on the second edition (October 2014) of the OECD manual “Understanding National Accounts” by François Lequiller and Derek Blades. The manual is available free on line: http://www.oecd.org/std/understanding-national-accounts-9789264214637-en.htm . The course is voluntarily directed to non-experts. While it covers the theoretical definition of the main national accounts aggregates, it does it in a lively manner based on the concrete experience of the teacher. François Lequiller has been the head of the French national accounts and has a wide international experience (OECD, IMF, Eurostat). The OECD quiz on national accounts can be used by attendants to self-measure their understanding of the course: https://survey.oecd.org/Survey.aspx?s=97ae9a833d22428da1357b3d8d329f2d
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Course Details Info
Session 1. The essential macroeconomic aggregates: GDP, GNP, the basic accounting identities.
Session 2. The national accounts machinery, integrated economic accounts and the limitations of national accounts aggregates.
Session 3. The volume/price split in spatial and geographical comparisons, and international comparability.
Session 4. The production frontier and final uses.
Session 4 (continued). The production frontier and final uses.
Session 5. Household and business accounts.
Session 6. Financial accounts.
Session 6 (continued). Financial accounts.
Session 7. General government accounts.
Session 8. GDP, well-being, globalisation and multinationals.