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... Failure to account for these activities may significantly distort policy makers' sense of economic trends and the desirability of potential policy interventions. The Panel to Study the Design of Nonmarket Accounts was charged with evaluating current approaches, examining data requirements, determining priorities for areas of coverage, and suggesting further research to strengthen the knowledge base about nonmarket accounting.
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... is also considering how the experimental nonmarket accounts might be designecl to work as compatibly as possible with the current core accounts, the merits of which have been validated from a long history of use. The panel concludes that, when possible, the conceptual framework to be applied in accounting for nonmarket activity should parallel the framework used in the existing national accounts.

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