Beyond GDP

Beyond GDP: quantity and quality of growth

Exclusive invitation-only event

The meeting is organised by the Aspen Institute Italia in partnership with the Italian National Institute of Statistics and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Within the framework of the ongoing scientific debate, the meeting centres on the need to find other indicators other than GDP to measure national well-being (with particular focus on the quality of growth and its environmental impact).

An important project on societal progress indicators was initiated by the OECD in 2004 and supplemented by the results of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, set up by French President Nicholas Sarkozy, whose members included Joseph Stiglitz, Amartya Sen, Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Enrico Giovannini and Nancy Folbre. The Commission’s Final Report defined a series of indicators for measuring well-being also based on criteria like “fairness” and “sustainability”.

This event is an important opportunity to examine the issue in detail and find out how this “new” approach can be applied to the case of Italy.

The moderator of the meeting is Giuliano Amato. Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Nancy Folbre, Enrico Giovannini, Pier Carlo Padoan and Giulio Tremonti are among participants.

environment, GDP, quality
Households economic conditions
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Reference period
14 January 2010
Event date
14 January 2010
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