Introduction: Economic Measurement

Publication date: 24 Jul 2019 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Macroeconomics | NIESR Author(s): Bidder, R; Riley, R | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 249 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London

Innovation in economic measurement is fundamental to a better understanding of how our changing economy works and for whom. The ESCoE Conference on Economic Measurement is a new forum to promote research on economic measurement and increase dialogue between academic economists, national statisticians and statistics users to improve economic measurement. A joint venture between the UK Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE) and the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS), the 2019 conference was hosted at King’s College London, 8–10 May. This issue of the National Institute Economic Review includes six papers focusing on research emerging from the conference. The articles address a wide range of topics in economic measurement, focusing in particular on issues pertinent to the measurement of welfare and to measurement in an increasingly digital and global economy.

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