Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Review of GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History by Diane Coyle
GDP is undoubtedly the most known and widely used metric of macroeconomic performance. As a former economic advisor to the English Government, Diane Coyle is able to masterfully recount known problems and complications with measuring GDP while highlighting some new concerns pertinent to any student of economics. Unfortunately, the valuable insights in the book are scattered throughout sporadic, sometimes partisan, chapters that read more like a casual history of world events than a history of GDP.
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Cartwright, Alexander C., Review of GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History by Diane Coyle, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 20, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 97–102.