Chronicling 100 Years of the U.S. Economy

Published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
SCB Centennial Celebration July 2020 – July 2021

The 1920s

The Survey of Current Business is 100! We are pleased to present a look back at a century of achievements and innovation highlighting each decade of its history with original articles, reprints from the BEA archives, profiles of top influencers, downloadable posters, and other historical content.


An Emerging Source of Growth in Business Statistics: A Look Back at the 100th Issue of the Survey of Current Business

BEA staff introduce a reprint of the 100th numbered issue of the Survey, from December 1929.
August 2020


Economic influencer

Simon Kuznets: The Founder of National Income Measurement

This top influencer profile chronicles the economist and Nobel laureate.
August 2020