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Evidence Session 2 - Measurement

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Beyond GDP: Other Income Measures of Growth

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2012
Time: 10.00am
Location: Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens, London SW1Y 5AA (map|)

Speakers

Sir Tony Atkinson - download slides| [PDF] | Contributor Paper| [PDF]
Fellow of Nuffield College where he was Warden from 1994-2005. Sir Tony is also Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics.

Paul Schreyer - download slides| [PDF]
Deputy Chief Statistician at the Organisation for the Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris

Jean-Paul Fitoussi
Professor Emeritus of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and the LUISS, Rome. Professor Fitoussi is also Research Director at the Observatoire Francais des Conjonctures Economiques.

Summary

In this session, Tony Atkinson, Paul Schreyer and Jean-Paul Fitoussi gave their views on the best ways of defining and measuring economic growth, including distributional considerations and sustainability issues, drawing on state of the art academic literature.

For a full summary of the talking points from this event, please see the
evidence session summary document| [PDF].

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Please note that the views expressed by the evidence givers do not necessarily reflect those of the LSE Growth Commissioners.

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