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Measuring Nations’ Economic Performance

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  • F. Gerard Adams

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The Report of the Commission on Economic Performance and Social Progress considers the issues of establishing a broader measure of human well-being than the per capita GDP currently used. The report evaluates the possibilities for expanding the GDP concept and other measures of well-being, and for evaluating sustainability. The Commission recognises that it will not be possible to rely on one measure, recommending the use of a dashboard of various measures, including adjusted net saving.

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  • F. Gerard Adams, 2009. "Measuring Nations’ Economic Performance," World Economics, World Economics, 1 Ivory Square, Plantation Wharf, London, United Kingdom, SW11 3UE, vol. 10(4), pages 1-4, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:wej:wldecn:393
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