Fleurbaey publishes new book on measuring social welfare

April 19, 2013

Marc Fleurbaey, the Robert E. Kuenne Professor in Economics and Humanistic Studies and Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values, has just published "Beyond GDP: Measuring Welfare and Sustainability," co-authored with Didier Blanchet. 

The book argues that GDP focuses on an unduly narrow set of aspects of individual lives and considers a range of leading alternative indicators of social welfare.  Fleurbaey and Blanchet then propose a distinctive approach that is capable of respecting the diversity of preferences and values in a society and incorporating a proper concern with questions of sustainability.

For more information, go to the Oxford University Press site: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Economics/Developmental/?view=usa&ci=9780199767199