Measuring the Non-Observed Economy: A Handbook

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Author(s):
OECD
Publication Date :
24 May 2002
Pages :
260
ISBN :
9789264175358 (PDF) ; 9789264197459 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/9789264175358-en

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This essential Handbook makes underground, hidden, grey economies intelligible and consistently quantifiable. An invaluable tool for statistics producers and users and researchers, the book explains how the non-observed economy can be measured and comments on the reliability of and differences between various methods. The purpose of this Handbook is to identify and promote best practice consistent with international standards like the 1993 System of National Accounts.

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Table of Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Conceptual Framework
Chapter 3. Notions of the Non-Observed Economy
Chapter 4. Assessment of National Accounts
Chapter 5. National Accounts Methods to Achieve Exhaustiveness
Chapter 6. Assessment and Improvement of Data Collection Programme
Chapter 7. Implementation Strategy
Chapter 8. Underground Production
Chapter 9. Illegal Production
Chapter 10. Informal Sector Production
Chapter 11. Household Production for Own Final Use
Chapter 12. Macro-Model Methods
Annex 1. References
Annex 2. Glossary
Annex 3. Data Requirements and Sources
Annex 4. Analytical Frameworks for the Non-Observed Economy
Annex 5. IMF Data Quality Assessment - Generic Framework