USSEE Round Table Discussion:
Beyond GDP: Measuring Genuine Progress
Wednesday, June 3rd, 3 pm EDT.
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About this Event:
Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) is a metric designed to take fuller account of the well-being of a nation, only a part of which pertains to the health of the nation’s economy, by incorporating environmental and social factors which are not measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP). GPI has been suggested to replace, or supplement, GDP as a measure of economic growth. This roundtable will comprise of researchers from across the United States who have calculated the GPI for their local regions. The focus of this panel will be on the GPI methodology and to what extent it can be used to guide policy discussions at the state and local level. Topics will include the application of GPI at the subnational level, tradeoffs faced when deciding whether to use regional data or scaled national data, practical challenges faced during GPI calculation, and opportunities for making GPI gender inclusive. The presentation will include 40 minutes of the panel discussion, followed by 20 minutes for open discussion and Q&A.
Speakers include Rob Moore, Scioto Analysis, Ohio; Mairi-Jane Fox, Regis University, Colorado; Eli Lazarus, University of California, Berkeley; Gunseli Berik, University of Utah; and Regina Ostergaard-Klem, Hawaii Pacific University