Timeline of economic statistics

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This is a timeline of economic statistics.

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Year Month and date Event type Details
1884 The Bureau of Labor Statistics is founded.
1960s Angus Maddison begins his work on long-term economic growth.[1]:3
1961 The Economics and Statistics Administration is founded.
1972 January 1 The Bureau of Economic Analysis is established.
1978 "Real GDP Per Capita for More Than One Hundred Countries" by Irving B. Kravis, Alan W. Heston, and Robert Summers is published. This is the paper that would lead to the Penn World Table data.[2]
2009–2010 The Clio Infra project launches sometime around this period.[3] The project aims "to bring together the data that are available for analyzing the development of the world economy in the period since 1500".[4]
2009 The final update of Angus Maddison's original dataset on economic growth and development takes place.[5] Subsequent updates would take place as part of the Maddison Project.
2010 March The Maddison Project launches.[6]
2013 July 3 The Penn World Table version 8 is published.[7]

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  1. Bolt, Jutta; van Zanden, Jan Luiten (January 2013). "The First Update of the Maddison Project Re-Estimating Growth Before 1820" (PDF). Retrieved October 3, 2017. 
  2. Johnson, Simon; Subramanian, Arvind; Larson, Will; Papageorgiou, Chris (December 7, 2009). "Is newer better? The Penn World Table growth estimates". VOX, CEPR's Policy Portal. Retrieved October 3, 2017. 
  3. "Main Page - Clio Infrastructure". Retrieved October 3, 2017. This page was last modified 09:28, 31 August 2009. 
  4. "Clio Infra - Research Infrastructure for the study of Global Inequality". Centre for Global Economic History - Utrecht, the Netherlands. Retrieved October 3, 2017. 
  5. "Original Maddison Homepage". Retrieved October 3, 2017. 
  6. "Maddison Project". Retrieved October 3, 2017. The Maddison Project has been initiated in March 2010 by a group of close colleagues of Angus Maddison, with the aim to support an effective way of cooperation between scholars to continue Maddison's work on measuring economic performance for different regions, time periods and subtopics. 
  7. Arvind Subramanian. "The New Penn World Tables". Center For Global Development. Retrieved October 3, 2017.