Five measures of growth that are better than GDP
The shortcomings of GDP, as a measure of what we want from an economy, are not a new discovery. But what are the alternatives?
Graduate in Natural Sciences, Cambridge University; Master's in Business and Economics, London Business School. Formerly: marketing and sales, Rio Tinto Zinc; seven years with the World Bank, including industrial and financial development in East Asia, Administrator, Young Professionals Programme; over nine years with Robinson Packaging, Derbyshire, UK, including five years as Managing Director; 1992, International Director, Oxfam; 2003- 2015, Executive Director, New Economics Foundation. Honorary Professor University of Lancaster 2016-. Recipient of Officer of the British Empire, for services to Oxfam (2002).Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa), University of Lancaster 2016. Interests: global governance, functioning of markets, links between development and environmental agendas, new forms of enterprise, future of capitalism and moral economy.