Limitations of GDP as an Indicator of Welfare

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is essentially an indicator of aggregate economic activity. In addition to that it is also frequently used to describe social welfare. The idea behind this is that GDP tends to correlate with consumption, which in turn is commonly used as a proxy for welfare. In other […]

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Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

The Gross Domestic Product, also known as GDP, is arguably the most common indicator to describe a country’s economic performance. Generally speaking it measures the total value of all goods and services produced in an economy over a set period of time (usually one year). It can be measured in […]

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