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Title Guide to economic indicators : making sense of economics.
Published Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2011.
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 Floor2  HA29 .E28 2011b    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 7th ed.
Description xi, 244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Economist books (Series)
Note "The Economist."
Bibliography Includes "Useful Websites":( p. 228-232) and index.
Contents List of tables -- List of charts -- 1: Interpreting Economic Indicators: -- 2: Essential Mechanics: -- 3: Measuring Economic Activity: -- Omissions -- Output, expenditure and income -- Prices -- Putting it in context -- Reliability -- 4: Growth: Trends And Cycles: -- Nominal GDP -- GDP per head -- Real GDP -- GDP: Output -- GDP: Expenditure -- Productivity -- Cyclical or leading indicators -- 5: Population, Employment And Unemployment: -- Population -- Labor or workforce -- Employment -- Unemployment and vacancies -- 6: Fiscal Indicators: -- Public expenditure -- Government revenues -- Budget balance, deficit, surplus -- National debt; government or public debt -- 7: Consumers: -- Personal income, disposable income -- Consumer and personal expenditure, private consumption -- Personal and household savings; savings ratio -- Consumer confidence -- 8: Investment And Savings: -- Fixed investment and GDFCF -- Investment intentions -- Stocks (inventories) -- National savings, savings ratio -- 9: Industry And Commerce: -- Business conditions; indices and surveys -- Industrial and manufacturing production -- Capacity use and utilization -- Manufacturing orders -- Motor vehicles -- Construction orders and output -- Housing starts, completions and sales -- Wholesale sales or turnover, orders and stocks -- Retail sales or turnover, orders and stocks -- 10: Balance Of Payments: -- Accounting conventions -- Exports of goods and services -- Imports of goods and services -- Trade balance, merchandise trade balance -- Current-account balance -- Capital- and financial-account flows -- International investment position (IIP) -- Official reserves -- External debt, net foreign assets -- 11: Exchange Rates: -- Nominal exchange rates -- Special drawing rights (SDRs) -- EMU, ecu, ERM and euro -- Effective exchange rates -- Real exchange rates; competitiveness -- Terms of trade -- 12: Money And Financial Markets: -- Money supply, money stock, Mo- M5, liquidity -- Bank lending, advances, credit, consumer credit -- Central bank policy rates -- Interest rates; short-term and money-market rates -- Bond yields -- Yield curves, gaps and ratios -- Real interest rates and yields -- Share prices -- 13: Prices And Wages: -- Price indicators -- Gold price -- Oil prices -- Commodity price indices -- Export and import prices; unit values -- Producer and wholesale prices -- Surveys of price expectations -- Wages, earnings and labor costs -- Unit labor costs -- Consumer or retail prices -- House prices -- Consumer or private expenditure deflators -- GDP deflators -- Appendix: Useful websites -- Index.
Summary The seventh edition of this well-established guide explains all you need to know in order to understand and interpret economic figures so that you can make your own mind up about, for example, the way different economies are performing or whether it is the right time to move into a new market. --Book Jacket.
Subject Economic forecasting.
Business forecasting.
Social sciences -- Statistics -- Methodology.
Economic indicators -- Methodology.
Economics -- Methodology.
Related Names Economist Newspaper Limited.
Alternate Title Economist guide to economic indicators
ISBN 9781576603673
1576603679
OCLC number 457152323