Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress

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Author: Stiglitz, Joseph E.; Sen, Amartya; Fitoussi, Jean-Paul

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Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress

Abstract:

The Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress was created at the beginning of 2008 on [the] French government's initiative. Increasing concerns have been raised about the adequacy of current measures of economic performance, in particular those based on [gross domestic product] GDP figures. Moreover, there are broader concerns about the relevance of these figures as measures of societal well-being, as well as measures of economic, environmental, and social sustainability. Reflecting these concerns, President Sarkozy decided to create this Commission to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Research; Statistics; Sustainability; Economics; Quality

Keywords: Measurement; Environment

Published: [Paris, France]: The Commission, 2010

Physical description: 291 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 102.763

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