Understanding Economic Statistics: An OECD Perspective

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OECD Publishing, Oct 28, 2008 - 196 pages

Drawing on OECD statistics in particular, ‘Understanding Economic Statistics: an OECD perspective' shows readers how to use statistics to understand the world economy. It gives an overview of the history, key concepts and the main providers of economic statistics. A detailed chapter provides a comprehensive picture of the main statistical activities of the OECD.  Finally, the book explores the crucial issue of quality assurance and the implications for public trust.

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Enrico Giovannini is an Italian economist and statistician. He is President of the Italian Statistical Institute.

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