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with original articles, reprints from the BEA archives, profiles of top influencers, downloadable posters, and other historical content.
Estimating GDP for the U.S. Territories
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.
Steve Landefeld Looks Back and Forward
Former BEA Director Steve Landefeld answers questions from the Survey about BEA's progress over the last four decades and its “GDP and Beyond” initiative.
The National Accounts and GDP: Commemorating 75 Years of Continual Innovation
A December 2010 reprint highlighting the account’s inception, importance during American crises, and global impact.
Innovation Leads to More Granular Gross Domestic Product Data
A December 2018 reprint discussing BEA’s first GDP by county estimates, which filled a gap in BEA’s statistics.
John Kendrick: Leader in Productivity Measurement and Economic Accounting
This top influencer profile chronicles the economist’s significant impact on the development and enhancement of BEA statistics.
Dale Jorgenson's Profound and Extended Influence on the National Economic Accounts
Describes the “Jorgenson system of national accounting,’ from theory to implementation.
Selma Fine Goldsmith: Trailblazer in Income Distribution Research
This top influencer's research in income inequality paved the way 70 years ago for BEA’s work in this area today.
Stay tuned for the remainder of the year, as we continue to highlight historical Survey content from the BEA archives.