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National Accounts - Advanced course - 2024

National Accounts - Advanced course 
Course LeaderTuomas ROTHOVIUS and Katri SOINNE
Target Group
  • Junior statisticians of National Accounts (NA) departments or statisticians of other statistical departments dealing with NA statistics.
Entry Qualifications
  • Sound command of English. Participants should be able to make short interventions and to actively participate in discussions
  • Some experience in economic statistics (at least one year).
  • The course aims at enhancing participants' theoretical and practical knowledge of National Accounts. They should become familiar with the system framework, the integration and balancing of source data and the presentation of national accounts data.
  • General features of the System of National Accounts (SNA, ESA)
  • History of National Accounts
  • Basic concepts
  • Supply and Use Tables
  • Volume measurement
  • Non-financial sector accounts
    • Introduction
    • S11
    • S12
    • S13
    • S14
    • S15
    • S2 (+ Balance of Payments)
  • Financial sector accounts
  • Productivity
  • Quarterly national accounts
  • Regional Accounts
  • Satellite Accounts
  • Administrative use of NA in the EU
  • Future of National Accounts
  • International Databases
  • Presentations by main users of NA in Finland (Ministry of Finance, Bank of Finland, ETLA Economic Research, University of Helsinki)
  • Introduction of some main data sources and their IT-systems as well as the NA data processing system in Statistics Finland
Expected Outcome
  • Good understanding of the System of National Accounts as well as relations between data sources and national accounts.
Training Methods
  • Lectures and examples
  • Exercises, discussions
  • Group work
  • Exchange of experiences on national practices
  • Presentations by visitors
Required ReadingNone
Suggested Reading
  • ESA2010 Chapter 1
  • SNA2008 Chapters 1 and 2
Required PreparationNone


Mr Tuomas Rothovius (Statistics Finland)

Ms Katri Soinne (Statistics Finland)

Mr Timo Ristimäki (Statistics Finland)

Mr Ville Lindroos (Statistics Finland)

Mr Pekka Tamminen (Statistics Finland)

Ms Nata Kivari (Statistics Finland)

Mr Tapio Kuusisto (Statistics Finland)

Mr Teemu Koskiniemi (Statistics Finland)

Mr Jukka Pyylampi (Statistics Finland)

Ms Marja Sauli (Statistics Finland))

Ms Riikka Tupala (Statistics Finland)

Ms Katriina Tiainen (Statistics Finland)

Mr Hans Wouters (Statistics Netherlands)

Mr Sixto Muriel de la Riva (INE Spain)

Mr Carlos J. Valero Rodríguez (INE Spain)

Mr Andrés García Carreira (INE Spain)




Practical Information    
WhenDurationWhereOrganiserApplication  via National Contact Point
05-14.11.20248 days



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