NS Economy Economic Indicator, GDP, Trade, and Output Calculations

The NS Economy calculator relies on a complex series of equations to generate your economic conditions. The calculations are made from the formulas and equations below.
Economic Calculator Basic Values   |   Equations to Compute Economy   |   Black Market Definitions

Base Values, a Product of the Original V 0.7.0 NSEconomy Courtesy of Commerce Heights

Base values are conversions of the Civil Rights, Economy, and Political Freedom ratings to numbers usable in the formula.

Worker Enthusiasm

Worker Enthusiasm is 1 + Civil Rights modifier + Political Freedom modifier + Tax Rate modifier.

Modifiers

EconomyCivil RightsPolitical FreedomTax Rate
Frightening+0.03Frightening-0.02Corrupted-0.010%+0.02
All-Consuming+0.03Excessive+0.01Widely Abused0.001-10% 0.00 to -.02
Powerhouse+0.02World Benchmark+0.05Excessive+0.0111-20%-0.02 to -.04
Thriving+0.02Superb+0.04World Benchmark+0.0221-30%-0.04 to -.06
Very Strong+0.01Excellent+0.03Superb+0.0131-40%-0.06 to -.08
Strong+0.01Very Good+0.02Excellent+0.0141-50%-0.08 to -.10
Good0.00Good+0.01Very Good0.0051-60%-0.10 to -.12
Reasonable-0.01Average0.00Good0.0061-70%-0.12 to -.14
Fair-0.01Below Average-0.01Average0.0071-80%-0.14 to -.16
Developing-0.02Some-0.02Below Average-0.0181-90%-0.16 to -.18
Weak-0.03Few-0.03Some-0.0291-100%-0.18 to -.20
Fragile-0.04Rare-0.04Few-0.02
Struggling-0.05Unheard Of-0.06Rare-0.04
Basket Case-0.06Outlawed-0.08Unheard Of-0.03
Imploded-0.07Outlawed-0.04

Production

Production is taken directly from the following table.

Modifier

Economy
Frightening35,000
All-Consuming30,000
Powerhouse25,000
Thriving20,000
Very Strong15,000
Strong10,000
Good7,500
Reasonable5,000
Fair4,000
Developing3,000
Weak2,000
Fragile1,000
Struggling650
Basket Case350
Imploded100

Government Efficiency

Government Efficiency is 1 + Political Freedom modifier / Administration Budget Curve.

Modifier

Political Freedom
Corrupted-0.15
Widely Abused-0.10
Excessive-0.05
World Benchmark-0.01
Superb-0.02
Excellent-0.02
Very Good-0.03
Good-0.04
Average-0.04
Below Average-0.05
Some-0.06
Few-0.08
Rare-0.10
Unheard Of-0.15
Outlawed-0.20

Consumer Confidence

Consumer Confidence is 1 + Economy modifier + Civil Rights modifier.

Modifiers

EconomyCivil Rights
Frightening+0.04Frightening-0.01
All-Consuming+0.03Excessive+0.01
Powerhouse+0.02World Benchmark+0.05
Thriving+0.02Superb+0.04
Very Strong+0.01Excellent+0.03
Strong+0.01Very Good+0.02
Good0.00Good+0.01
Reasonable-0.01Average0.00
Fair-0.01Below Average-0.01
Developing-0.02Some-0.02
Weak-0.02Few-0.04
Fraglie-0.03Rare-0.06
Struggling-0.04Unheard Of-0.08
Basket Case-0.05Outlawed-0.10
Imploded-0.06

Administration Budget Curve

The Administration Budget Curve is calculated based on the Administration Budget (the percentage from the XML feed divided by 100). If the Administration Budget (hereafter x) is 0.3, then the Administration Budget Curve is 1, otherwise, it is 1 - x * sign(x - 0.3) * |x - 0.3|1/3 + 0.2x.

Equations and Formulas

Output

Output is Production * Population * Worker Enthusiasm * Consumer Confidence.

Consumption

Consumption is Output * (1 - Tax Rate).

Government Budget

Goverment Budget is Output * Government Efficiency * (Tax Rate + Consumer Confidence / 10 + Worker Enthusiasm / 40).

Government Expenditures

Government Expenditures is Budget * Government Efficiency.

Government Waste

Government Waste is Government Budget - Government Expenditures.

Budget by category

The budget percentages in the XML feed are used to calculate the total budget for each of those categories. For example, the Defense Budget is Defense Budget Percent * Government Expenditures, where Defense Budget Percent is the percentage from the XML feed divided by 100.

Imports

Imports is ((1 / Consumer Confidence) / 8) * (Consumption + Government Expenditures).

Exports

Exports is Total Imports * (Output / Total Output), where Total Imports and Total Output are the sum of those values for every nation in the region.

Net Trade

Net Trade is Exports - Imports.

GDP

GDP is Consumption + Net Trade + Government Expenditures.

GDP Per Capita

GDP Per Capita is GDP / Population.

Exchange Rate

Exchange Rate is SQUARE ROOT OF (GDP Per Capita * Production / 404,000,000).

Unemployment

Unemployment is (GDP Per Capita - 37,500)2 * 1.25 * 10-10 - 1.5 * 10-6 * |GDP Per Capita - 37,500| + 0.03.

Black Market Equations

The original idea, and efforts towards Black Market statistics go to Sunset. Tbone Steaks took Sunset's Black Market ideas and developed them into what you see today. These were original formulas and calculations when they were published in 2011... The original black market category calculations were Sunset's secret sauce, and were implemented and expanded with his permission.

Black Markets

When things are good, the black market consists of government waste, almost exclusively. When things aren't so good, the black market explodes.

Commercial Black Markets are a product of Government Efficiency (regulations) Worker Enthusiasm (are they stealing the paper towels) and Consumer Confidence (does the society think this is going to work).

BMConfidence = GE + WE + CC /3

If that number is less than 1, folks are stealing; but it's hard to get more than half, even in a perfect criminal world. But underground businesses, illegal activities, stuff off the books, trade, etc. flourish... The size of your other systems determines what infrastructure is there to be used.
Consumer Fraud, Theft, and Blackmarkets Grow by 1/BMConfidence * 0.5 * Economic Output

If that number is more than one, ethics are abundant in your country, which helps the government keep rigid controls and tax everything perfectly; 3/4 of that translates to societal ethics, multiplied by government waste. However, being shut out of criminal enterprises, these countries may or may not make more than those that do.
Consumer Fraud, Theft, and Blackmarkets Shrink by 1/BMConfidence * .75 * Government Waste

Tax Evasion: In any country collecting taxes, the tax rate effects tax evasion. When things are bad, it is assumed, when things are good, only a percentage of a 1/3 of enterprises even thinks about it. Government law and order then helps to crack down. Add illegal businesses, trades, and other black market activity acceleration to the economy and it is really capable of running at 3x, but not motivated to do so.

Subract Ethics: -1 / BMConfidence * 75% * The Government Efficiency Multiplier

Then you add in the white collar crime:
Tax Evasion and Illegal Businesses: Economic Output * 3 * Tax Rate * 1 / Government Efficiency

Finally you add Government Waste to the Private Sector Fraud or Theft, to See the full Extent of the Black Market.

Per Sunset: "Yes, a black market can spring up over night. You should legislate carefully.

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