National Income Accounts

Sex, Drugs and G.D.P. By Danny Hakim, The Upshot (blog), The New York Times, June 16, 2014. [On the imminent inclusion of prostitution and drugs transactions in GDP.]

Value of British Economy to Include Illegal Drugs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, The New York Times, MAY 30, 2014. [The measurement of GDP is a-changin'.]

National accounts Sex, drugs and GDP The Economist, May 31, 2014. [Italy’s inclusion of illicit activities in its GDP figures excites much interest.]

An Economic Gauge, Imperfect but Vital By Fred Andrews, The New York Times, APRIL 5, 2014. [Review of "GDP: A Brief but Affectionate Hostory" by Diane Coyle.]

GDP Isn't Flawed, It's Just Not That Important By Matthew Yglesias, Moneybox (blog) Slate, February 19, 2014. []

GDP | Numbers Behind the Numbers By the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Department of Commerce. []

U.S. Median Income Rises, but Is Still 6% Below Its 2007 Level By ROBERT PEAR, The New York Times, Published: August 21, 2013. [A study, issued on Wednesday, suggests why many Americans remain glum even though the economy is growing and unemployment has declined. Median annual household income in June 2013 was 6.1 percent — or $3,400 — below its level in December 2007.]

Getting Creative With the G.D.P. By JEFF SOMMER, The New York Times, Published: July 27, 2013. [When figuring the gross domestic product, the government is about to give more economic weight to the creation of many types of intellectual property — from books to movies to music to biotech drugs.]

GDP vs GDI: A tale of two (wildly different) economic indicators by Brad Plumer, Wonkblog (blog), The Washington Post, 05/31/2012.