The key elements of a new architecture for the U.S. national accounts have been developed in a prototype system constructed by Dale W. Jorgenson and J. Steven Landefeld, Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce. The focus of the U.S. national accounts is shifting from economic stabilization policy toward enhancing the economy's growth potential. A second motivation for the new architecture is to integrate the different components of the decentralized U.S. statistical system and make them consistent.


Jorgenson, Dale W. "A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts: Third Ruggles Lecture for the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth." Review of Income and Wealth 55.1 (March 2009): 1-42.