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Monthly Archives: August 2022

A silly debate? Leandro Prados de la Escosura’s contribution to the ‘beyond GDP’ debate

Review of Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Human Development  and the Path to Freedom. 1870 to the Present. Cambridge UP, 2022. The notion that GDP is an imperfect guide to well-being is arguably as old as the concept itself. Its limitations were for example already discussed in detail by Simon Kuznets, and these issues were…

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