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How we can go beyond GDP to measure the success of nations

Rueda-Sabater, Enrique (2015) How we can go beyond GDP to measure the success of nations. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (22 Jun 2015). Website.

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For more than 70 years, GDP has been the most common method for measuring the economic activity of nations. But as a measure, GDP is incomplete, as it does not encompass important factors such as well-being. In new research which applies over 40 indicators covering economics, investments and sustainability to 149 countries, Enrique Rueda-Sabater examines how countries perform in converting their GDP growth into improvements in well-being for their citizens. While some countries, such as Brazil, are very good at converting growth into well-being, others like the U.S., are less so. He writes that governments can take lessons from these results on how to devise inclusive long-term growth strategies.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 14:32
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2021 23:41

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