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Author Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (France)

Title Mismeasuring our lives : why GDP doesn't add up / the report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress ; Joseph E. Stiglitz, Amartya Sen, And Jean-Paul Fitoussi
Published New York, N.Y. : New Press, ©2010

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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 136 pages) : illustrations
Contents OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MEASUREMENT OF ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE AND SOCIAL PROGRESS AND RAPPORTEURS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; 1 CLASSICAL GDP ISSUES; 2 QUALITY OF LIFE; 3 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTAND ENVIRONMENT; NOTES
Summary In February of 2008, amid the looming global financial crisis, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France asked Nobel Prize-winning economists Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, along with the distinguished French economist Jean Paul Fitoussi, to establish a commission of leading economists to study whether Gross Domestic Product (GDP)-the most widely used measure of economic activity-is a reliable indicator of economic and social progress. The Commission was given the further task of laying out an agenda for developing better measures. Mismeasuring Our Lives is the result of this major intellectual eff
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Economic indicators.
Gross domestic product.
Social indicators.
Quality of life.
Quality of Life
quality of life.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Macroeconomics.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Economic Conditions.
Performances économiques.
Développement social.
Indicateurs économiques.
Indicateurs sociaux.
Produit intérieur brut.
Qualité de la vie.
Economic indicators
Gross domestic product
Quality of life
Social indicators
Lebensqualität
Sozialer Indikator
Sozialprodukt
Wirtschaftsindikator
Economische indicatoren.
Economic history.
Macroeconomics.
Form Electronic book
Author Stiglitz, Joseph E.
Sen, Amartya, 1933-
Fitoussi, Jean-Paul, 1942-
LC no. 2009046692
ISBN 9781595585929
1595585923