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A Statistician’s Prosecution for Slander
by Miranda Xafa
For the past nine years, Andreas Georgiou, the former president of Greece’s statistical agency, has been facing a series of prosecutions in the Greek courts. An economist by training, Mr. Georgiou was recruited from the international Monetary Fund in 2010, soon after Greece’s debt crisis erupted and an EU/IMF bailout was agreed, to head the newly independent national statistics agency, ELSTAT. His main task was to bring the country’s official statistics in line with EU rules.  Read now

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World Economics would like submissions on key subjects of importance relating to the measurement of economic activity and data issues (for example, but not limited to):

Measuring output   Measuring price
  • GDP measures
  • Alternative measures of measuring economic activity
  • Measuring the gig economy
  • Measuring services and financial services output
  • Measuring government output
  • Measuring the shadow economy
  • Beyond GDP - depreciation of the environment, happiness
  • Measuring consumer price inflation
  • Estimating GDP and input price deflators
  • Measuring financial asset and real estate prices
  • Valuing 'free' services such as those offered by Google and Facebook
  • The price of light - how to measure the impact of rapid technological change on price

Measuring people   Debt
  • Measuring population numbers in developed countries
  • Measuring population in emerging markets
  • Population forecasting
  • Fertility estimation
  • Participation rates and unemployment
  • Defining debt
  • Measuring consumer debt
  • Measuring corporate debt
  • Measuring government debt
  • Debt cycles
  • Debt instruments

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