Measuring economic activity with Assoc. Professor Philip Lawn

Modern Money Australia (VIC)
Modern Money Australia (VIC)
Public group

Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

251 Faraday St · Carlton

How to find us

We will be located on the ground floor of the Kathleen Syme library in Multipurpose Room 1 which is just to the right of the stairs and at the end of the passage.

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Join us for a presentation by Associate Professor Philip Lawn as he deconstructs the metric of gross domestic product (GDP) by explaining how it is calculated and currently employed as a measure of national productivity and well-being within the field of economics.

He will go on to highlight the deficiencies of the GDP metric as a measure of national well-being and explain his own work on developing a superior alternative to the GDP, the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI), for assessing how the effects of our increasingly innovative and expanding society relate to our health and prosperity.

Associate Professor Philip Lawn is a Research Scholar at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (University of Newcastle) and Visitor at the School of Economics (University of Adelaide).

Over the past decade Philip has written and edited a number of books and articles on the principles, indicators, and policy aspects of sustainable development. Philip conceived of The International Journal of Environment, Workplace, and Employment (Inderscience) in 2004. Philip became the founding editor of the journal and remained in the position until 2008. At the same, Philip has been a Guest Editor of The International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (Inderscience). Philip is also in demand by Australian state governments having undertaken commissioned work for the Victorian and Queensland Governments.

There is a limit of 56 seats so be sure to reserve your place!