07/01/2011 - 07/01/2014
The rapid pace of globalization is challenging the conceptual framework and the data methodologies used to generate key economic statistics. This project produced new estimates of trade-linked biases in the current economic statistics which advanced our understanding of the impact of globalization on the U.S. economy and improve public and private decision-making. The project also identified ways that the statistical agencies can improve current methodologies to better track the impact of globalization and to lay out a plan for future research. The project funded papers by leading researchers in academia and the statistical agencies; a conference that brought together paper authors, academic economists, and representatives of the statistical agencies; the production of an edited conference volume containing the research papers presented at the conference; and the writing of a report that presents a plan for a future demonstration data project.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
INTERNATIONAL ISSUES; Globalization