To commemorate the centennial of the Survey of Current Business, we commissioned original articles from former and current BEA staff, academics, and researchers on topics that examine BEA's evolution and accomplishments from a historical perspective as well as provide fresh perspective on recurring themes from the last 100 years.
The Origins of the Survey of Current Business: A Window on the Evolution of Economic Policy, Research, and Statistics
Dr. Andrew D. Reamer, a research professor at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy at George Washington University and a longtime BEA Advisory Committee member, discusses the Survey's early role in economic stabilization policy and in the development of national income accounting.
Estimating GDP for the U.S. Territories
BEA economists Aya Hamano and Sabrina L. Montes provide an overview of the evolution of estimating GDP for the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, including unique challenges and opportunities.