Accession Number : ADA117753

Title :   The Planetary Product in 1980: A Creative Pause,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF EXTERNAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Block,Herbert

Report Date : AUG 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : This latest edition of a one-man effort to assess the world's total output over three decades encounters numerous factual, conceptual, and methodological hurdles. Part I describes these difficulties, explains the meaning and reliability of the detailed statistical tables, and examines the relationships between a hard-to-grasp reality and its representation in figures. Part II considers the political and economic influences that have led to wide regional differences in growth.

Descriptors :   *Economic analysis, *Economics, Commerce, Econometrics, Communist countries, Underdeveloped areas, United States, Europe, Developing nations, Statistical analysis, International trade, Production, Statistics

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE