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Mismeasuring our lives : why GDP doesn't add up : the report

Author: Joseph E Stiglitz; Amartya Sen; Jean-Paul Fitoussi; Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (France)
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"President Nicolas Sarkozy of France asked Nobel Prize-winning economists Joseph E. Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, along with the distinguished French economist Jean-Paul Fitoussi, to establish a commission of experts to study whether Gross Domestic Product (GDP)-the most widely used measure of economic activity-is really a reliable indicator of economic and social progress."--Publisher's description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph E Stiglitz; Amartya Sen; Jean-Paul Fitoussi; Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (France)
ISBN: 9781595585196 1595585192
OCLC Number: 456171138
Description: xxxii, 136 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Other members of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress and Rapporteurs --
Foreword / Nicolas Sarkozy --
Preface / Joseph E. Stiglitz, Amartya Sen, and Jean-Paul Fitoussi --
Executive summary --
Classical GDP issues --
Quality of life --
Sustainable development and environment.
Responsibility: by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress ; Joseph E. Stiglitz, Amartya Sen, and Jean-Paul Fitoussi.

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"President Nicolas Sarkozy of France asked Nobel Prize-winning economists Joseph E. Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, along with the distinguished French economist Jean-Paul Fitoussi, to establish a commission of experts to study whether Gross Domestic Product (GDP)-the most widely used measure of economic activity-is really a reliable indicator of economic and social progress."--Publisher's description.

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