The Measurement, Collection, Timeliness, Analysis and Accuracy of Economic Data
World Economics Journal is calling for the submission of papers to the Managing Editor on economic, statistical and accounting issues connected with the production, use and utility of economic data.
The object of the exercise is to improve understanding of the real problems involved in the generation and use of economic data by governments, corporations, charitable organisations, academics and others, when so much data is of poor quality or is issued too late to be of much use.
The following papers (available free of charge on www.worldeconomics.com
) typify the kind of material we are anxious to encourage.
We are seeking contributions covering almost every aspect of economic data, but a number of issues are of particular interest.
- The measurement of national wealth (GNP/GNI) and population in developed and in emerging markets.
- The measurement of output, growth and productivity in service industries, particularly financial and government services.
- Papers and comments on inter-country comparisons of economic performance and the measurement of national income at Purchasing Power Parity (PPP).
- The accuracy, transparency and probity of government accounting data and its relationship and consistency with systems for the compilation of national income accounts.
- The role of flawed accountancy methods in concealing the economic significant of transactions, debt, pensions and other liabilities in the both public and private sectors.
- Actual rather than merely theoretical problems relating to the construction of price indices.
- The impact that increasingly complex and dynamic value chains have on actual rather than reported inter-country trade surpluses and deficits.
- Measuring the shadow economy, including both illicit and illegal economic activities (from babysitting to piracy).
Articles for submission for consideration for World Economics should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
and should be in Microsoft word or a compatible word processing format and not in PDF with a length ranging from 2,500 to 6,000 words excluding tables & charts. Submission for consideration on the website can range in length from 1,500 to 10,000 words excluding tables and charts. Any editorial enquiries pre-submission should be addressed to:
+44 (0) 207 326 8345
Copy dates for the submission of articles for consideration for the Journal over the next twelve months are given below.
Volume 13 (3) 1 May 2012
Volume 13 (4) 15 August 2012
Volume 14 (1) 15 November 2012
Volume 14 (2) 15 January 2013
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. World Economics also publishes www.worldeconomics.com
, an on-line source of original data.
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