How best to measure an economy’s success?


  • 10/03/2020
    09:45 - 14:30
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This event hosted by the IEA is free to attend and is strictly for A-Level/IB/Scottish Higher teachers of Economics and related subjects. If you would like to reserve a place, register above, or email Ralph Buckle at and please also include the name of the school you teach at.

9:45 – 10:00 – Welcome Reception: Tea and Coffee

10:00 – 11:00 – Julian Jessop, IEA Economics Fellow, “The problems of GDP – what does it measure and what does it miss?”

11:00 – 11:30 – Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30 – Paul Ormerod, Economist and Author, “What about other possible indicators? Should we consider happiness, productivity,
inequality, or something else?”

12:30 – 13:15 – Lunch (provided by the IEA)

13:15 – 14:15 – Dr Steve Davies, IEA Head of Education, “Is slow/stagnant growth the new norm? Will we ever get back to 3%?”

14:15 – 14:30 – Closing Remarks and End

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