Measuring What Counts: The Global Movement For Well-being

November 19, 2019|
Measuring What Counts: The Global Movement For Well-being by Joseph E. Stiglitz
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A bold agenda for a better way to assess societal well-being, by three of the world's leading economists and statisticians

"If we want to put people first, we have to know what matters to them, what improves their well-being, and how we can supply more of whatever that is."
-Joseph E. Stiglitz

In 2009, a group of economists led by Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, French economist Jean-Paul Fitoussi, and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen issued a report challenging gross domestic product (GDP) as a measure of progress and well-being. Published as Mismeasuring Our Lives by The New Press, the book sparked a global conversation about GDP and a major movement among scholars, policy makers, and activists to change the way we measure our economies.

Now, in Measuring What Counts, Stiglitz, Fitoussi, and Martine Durand-summarizing the deliberations of a panel of experts on the measurement of economic performance and social progress hosted at the OECD, the international organization incorporating the most economically advanced countries-propose a new, "beyond GDP" agenda. This book provides an accessible overview of the last decade's global movement, sparked by the original critique of GDP, and proposes a new "dashboard" of metrics to assess a society's health, including measures of inequality and economic vulnerability, whether growth is environmentally sustainable, and how people feel about their lives. Essential reading for our time, it also serves as a guide for policy makers and others on how to use these new tools to fundamentally change the way we measure our lives-and to plot a radically new path forward.

Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics, is university professor at Columbia University and chief economist at the Roosevelt Institute. He is the author of The Stiglitz Report and a co-author of Mismeasuring Our Lives. He lives in New York City. Jean-Paul Fitoussi is professor emeritus at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de P...
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Title:Measuring What Counts: The Global Movement For Well-beingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.6 inPublished:November 19, 2019Publisher:The New PressLanguage:English

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