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GDP and its alternatives

Robert Sweeney 04/04/2018

Perhaps no other single number or indicator receives as much attention as the total output of an economy. The standard measure for this is gross domestic product, or GDP. GDP, however, is unfit for purpose in Ireland, and increasingly elsewhere. Here we will discuss some of the issues surrounding GDP, and proposals to move beyond it.   There are …



Prosperity without growth?

16/04/2009

Ahead of the G20 summit in London, the UK's Sustainable Development Commission recently published Prosperity Without Growth? arguing that "the …

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Robert Sweeney

Robert Sweeney is a policy analyst at TASC and focuses on issues surrounding Irish …

Vic Duggan

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