On Monday, 17 December 2012, Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Chair of IHDP’s Scientific Committee, will discuss sustainability and economic development in a lecture based on the Inclusive Wealth Report 2012 (IWR 2012).
The IWR 2012, produced by the UNU-IHDP, is the first true attempt to measure the total wealth of nations – including forms of wealth not generally accounted for, such as natural and human capital. Released at the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012, it has been applauded by experts worldwide as a ground-breaking concept. Time Magazine hailed the report as an “impressive research project” while The Economist praised the effort to create a more precise economic indicator: “[GDP] is a measure of income, not wealth… Gauging an economy by its GDP is like judging a company by its quarterly profits, without ever peeking at its balance-sheet. Happily, the United Nations published balance-sheets for 20 nations in a report overseen by Sir Partha Dasgupta of Cambridge University.“
The event is free and open to the public but prior registration is required.
Date/Time: 17th December 2012, 4p.m.
Place: United Nations Campus, Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10, 53113 Bonn