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Surveys of expectations suggest price rises are broadening
Statistics give inconsistent and potentially misleading signals at pivotal point in crisis
While there are reasons to criticise the economic measure, there’s no better way to gauge societal progress
Pandemic spurs shift away from traditional metrics of economic growth
Traditional output estimates will mislead reconstruction efforts so we must focus on the numbers that matter
Majority fail to grasp concept of GDP or deficit and lack trust in data, according to ONS think-tank
Digitalisation of business could unlock a new measure that complements GDP, say its champions
‘If we are willing to go with our brains rather than our guts, any of us can think clearly about things’
We need more and better surveys from across the globe to help us take the right course
As numbers and statistics come to the fore, can we boost national numeracy?
Is it just about the number of dead? Or is it something deeper: making sure we live in a society we don’t feel ashamed of?
Unmeasured markets often respond first when times become tough and are a safety net when governments fail
Feeble performance has shaped economic fortunes and even uneasy national mood
Statistics on population, employment and public services would put pressure on governments
Chancellor to consult on when to abolish inflation measure between 2025 and 2030
There are problems in using gross domestic product as the metric of economic success
Statistics office changes price tracking, making life harder for ECB rate-setters
Commons committee accuses regulator of failing to ‘serve the public good’
Confluence of factors means devaluations may now work in reverse
The idea of the mean has a strange power over the way we think
Private firms such as hedge funds are benefiting most from mining ‘alternative’ stats
Hot and cold estimates of output gap pose questions for monetary and fiscal policy
There are gaps in the way we gather statistics that have far-reaching effects
Beijing statisticians ‘do not have capacity’ to correct inflated local figures
Treating men as the 'default human' in economic planning is not only costly for soci…