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with original articles, reprints from the BEA archives, profiles of top influencers, downloadable posters, and other historical content.
From Great Minds: Essays on the 50th Anniversary of the Survey of Current Business
Almost half a century ago, in July 1971, the Survey celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special issue containing over 40 essays from prominent economists, business executives, researchers, and reporters. As part of our centennial celebration, we reprint it here in its entirety.
The Evolution of the Measurement of Productivity
A reprint of a special Survey issue from May 1972 featuring a collection of articles on what was then a debate surrounding the topic of productivity and its measurement.
BEA's First Local Area Personal Income Statistics
An April 1975 reprint of an article introducing the first county and metropolitan area personal income estimates.
Zvi Griliches: A Major Contributor to Productivity Measurement
This top influencer profile discusses the economist’s impact on BEA's estimates and programs.
Stay tuned for the remainder of the year, as we continue to highlight historical Survey content from the BEA archives.