Enrico Giovannini (by video link), University of Rome, former Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Italian Minister of Labour and Social Policies
Ron Colman and Gwen Colman, GPI Atlantic
Anders Hayden, Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been called the “world’s most powerful number,” but its dominance is now being challenged by demands around the world for alternative measurements that incorporate a wider understanding of social, economic, and environmental wellbeing. The panel will discuss the potential of new measurement systems, progress and challenges experienced so far in the EU, Canada, and elsewhere, and the next steps in moving beyond GDP as the dominant measure of progress.

Thursday, January 21, 2016
12.30 – 2.00pm 

University Hall, Macdonald Building, Dalhousie University

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