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The world after GDP

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The world after GDP

Lorenzo Fioramonti, Professor of Political Economy & Jean Monnet Chair, Department of Political, Sciences, University of Pretoria.

Hosted by: Professor Kate Pickett, Research Theme Champion for Justice and Equality

Open public lecture followed by wine reception

GDP is much more than a simple statistic. It has become the overarching benchmark of success and a powerful ordering principle at the heart of the global economy. But the convergence of major economic, social and environmental crises has exposed the flaws of our economic system which values GDP above all else as a measure of prosperity and growth.

In this provocative and inspiring new book, political economist Lorenzo Fioramonti sets out his vision of a world after
GDP. Focusing on pioneering research on alternative metrics of progress, governance innovation and institutional
change, he makes a compelling case for the profound and positive transformations that could be achieved through a post-GDP system of development. From a new role for small business, households and civil society to a radical evolution of democracy and international relations, Fioramonti sets out a combination of top-down reforms and bottom-up pressures whose impact, he argues, would be unprecedented, making it possible to move away from GDP dominance and towards a more equitable, sustainable and happy society.


Further information about the speaker:
Deputy Project Leader of the Future Africa Campus,
Extraordinary Professor, Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, School of Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch
Member of the Alliance for Sustainability and Prosperity Member of the Action Research Network for a Wellbeing Economy in Africa (WE-Africa)
Member of the JICA/IPD Task Force on 'The Quality of Growth in Africa', Columbia University, New York


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