ERIC Number: ED237314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec-8
Reference Count: 0
USSR: Measures of Economic Growth and Development, 1950-80. Studies Prepared for the Use of the Joint Economic Committee, 97th Congress, Second Session.
Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC.
Because the Soviet Union does not publish measures of economic growth and development comparable with those of Western countries, the Central Intelligence Agency has provided (by means of a large research effort carried out over many years) estimates of the value of the Soviet gross national product (GNP), its rate of growth, its size relative to the U.S. GNP, and its allocation among such end uses as consumption, investment, and government expenditures (including defense). Part 1 discusses the overall estimates of Soviet GNP by sector of origin and end use. The remaining three parts present detailed analyses of a major component of GNP: industrial production (part 2); agricultural production (part 3); and consumption, including education (part 4). Each of these studies includes detailed compilations of the data used, their sources, and the methodologies used to combine the data into the aggregate measures. The goals of this document are to achieve a wider understanding of how the synthetic measures of Soviet economic performance are derived, to encourage their broader use in analyses of Soviet economic performance, and to stimulate discussion of ways to improve these measures and the general understanding of the Soviet economy. (JN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Economic Change, Economic Development, Economics, Expenditures, Foreign Countries, Industry, Use Studies
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Economic Growth; Gross National Product; USSR