Many questions have been raised about America's status in the increasingly interconnected global economy. Yet key facts—such as the amount of foreign assets abroad owned by U.S. citizens—are not known. The crucial data needed to assess the U.S. position are unavailable.
This volume explores significant shortcomings in U.S. data on international capital transactions and their implications for policymakers. The volume offers clearcut recommendations for U.S. agencies to bring data collection and analyses of the global economy into the twenty-first century.
The volume explores:
National Research Council. 1995. Following the Money: U.S. Finance in the World Economy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/2134.
|1 GLOBALIZATION OF FINANCIAL MARKETS
|2 CURRENT U.S. DATA SYSTEMS
|3 CAPITAL ACCOUNT DATA: GAPS AND NEEDS
|4 FINANACIAL DERIVATIVES: DATA GAPS AND NEEDS
|5 ALTERNATIVE DATA SOURCES AND COLLECTIVE METHODS
|A MONITORING CAPITAL TRANSACTIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, AND JAPAN
|B VIEWS OF DATA COMPILERS, FILERS, AND USERS
|REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
|BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PANEL MEMBERS
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