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Moving Beyond GDP

After 75 years, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis is developing alternative measures of economic well-being.
The Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton was recently one of the speakers at a panel, "Beyond GDP." Source: JEWEL SAMAD

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Earlier this month, a group of economists gathered at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association to discuss the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, which for over 75 years, has been tracking GDP, or Gross Domestic Product. GDP is the total monetary value of all the goods and services produced by

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