Gross National Product, Canada, 1870-1926: The Derivation of the Estimates sets out in detail the sources of data and methods employed to obtain annual estimates of the gross national product of Canada between 1870 and 1926. Many other data used in compilation of the estimates or as a basis for assessing the accuracy of the estimates are also provided. This information is an important contribution to Canadian economic history, revealing growth and fluctuations in the Canadian economy and providing research material for other scholars.
This book, prepared by M.C. Urquhart, includes shapters on specific sectors of the economy by Alan G. Green, Thomas K. Rymes, Alastair Sinclair, and Marion Steele, and contributions by D.M. McDougall and R.M. McInnis. Gross National Product, Canada, 1870-1926: The Derivation of the Estimates will be an essential reference tool for further investigation into the new basic estimates, qualitative economic history, and Canadian Econometrics.