Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance & Social Progress

In Brief




The Commission was chaired by Joseph E. Stiglitz (Columbia University) and included Amartya Sen (Harvard University) and Jean-Paul Fitoussi (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris). The Commission held its first plenary meeting in April 2008 in Paris. Its final report (posted on the website) was released in September 2009, questioning the relevance of GDP figures. Three working groups produced working papers and reports leading up to the Commission Report, on classical GDP issues, quality of life, and sustainable development and environment.

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