Policy Research in Macroeconomics

The National Accounts, GDP and ‘The Growthmen’

In this review of Diane Coyle’s GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History (Princeton University Press, 2013), Tily asks, when and how did GDP growth become the central focus of policymaking? Younger readers may be more surprised by the answers than older ones…

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  1. Tily provides a scholarly critique that rightly emphasises how the context of GDP changes dramatically with its intended purpose.

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