Unequal Distributions: EG DNA versus DINA Approach
AbstractIn the past years, projects have been initiated to develop distributional results in line with national accounts totals. Their results differ from those obtained from micro statistics, but also show differences across projects, due to different underlying concepts and methodology to derive the results. This paper explains the differences between the work by the OECD-Eurostat Expert Group on Disparities in National Accounts (EG DNA) and the work on Distributional National Accounts (DINA) as developed in the context of the World Wealth and Income Database. It shows that different concepts and assumptions in the compilation process may significantly affect distributional results.
CitationZwijnenburg, Jorrit. 2019. "Unequal Distributions: EG DNA versus DINA Approach." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 109: 296-301. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20191036
- C81 Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access
- D31 Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
- E01 Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts