Case | HBS Case Collection | December 1998

Origins of National Income Accounting

by David A. Moss and Joseph P Gownder


Set in the Great Depression, this case explores the origins of national income accounting in the United States. Highlights Senator La Follette's 1932 proposal for the federal government to begin collecting national income statistics.

Keywords: Accounting; Financial Crisis; Data and Data Sets; Mathematical Methods; United States;


Moss, David A., and Joseph P Gownder. "Origins of National Income Accounting." Harvard Business School Case 799-080, December 1998.