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Hooray for GDP!

  • Nicholas Oulton

The idea of having GDP growth as the main target of economic policy has been under attack in recent years. The article answers some of the criticisms and argues that continued GDP growth would be good for the UK - and not just in the short term to reduce high levels of unemployment.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Performance, LSE in its series CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance with number 383.

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Date of creation: Dec 2012
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Handle: RePEc:cep:cepcnp:383
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