It’s been nearly a year since I last posted on this site. As part of the “gig” economy, I’ve been busy with various projects and work assignments. I’ve done some work as a short-term expert for the IMF and have traveled to Africa a couple of times, and taught a 3-week course on national accounts at the IMF headquarters in Washington. I’ve also written papers for the Brookings Institution and the World Bank. And I was co-organizer of a CRIW conference held in March on globalization and economic measurement—a conference summary and the papers are available here. In future posts, I hope to talk about these projects.
Things have finally slowed down for me, so I’d like to start blogging again. First up will be a post on BEA’s benchmark update of the national accounts, which is scheduled for release on July 27.