Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 May 2013

336 Pages | 32 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199767199

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Beyond GDP

Measuring Welfare and Assessing Sustainability

Marc Fleurbaey and Didier Blanchet

  • Builds on economic theory, but also philosophy and psychology, in order to assess the various alternative indicators that have been circulated, and to make a specific proposal, while most alternatives to GDP have very little scholarly foundation
  • Features the provocative idea that what is wrong with GDP is not its being monetary, which can put as much weight as one wants on non-market aspects of human lives
  • This book is the most comprehensive study of alternatives to GDP and their foundations

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