Poetry Madness
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | March 9, 2015

    Rhianna Walton: IMG Erik Larson: The Powells.com Interview



    Erik LarsonI've been a fan of Erik Larson's riveting brand of narrative history for years, and his latest book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,... Continue »
    1. $19.60 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

Gross Domestic Problem: The Politics Behind the World's Most Powerful Number (Economic Controversies)

by

Gross Domestic Problem: The Politics Behind the World's Most Powerful Number (Economic Controversies) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is arguably the most well-known statistic in the contemporary world. It drives government policy and sets priorities in a variety of vital social fields - from schooling to healthcare. Yet this it has come to be regarded by many as a "problem." Does our quality of life really improve when our economy grows 2 or 3%? Can we continue to sacrifice the environment in the name of infinite economic growth?

In Gross Domestic Problem, Lorenzo Fioramonti takes apart the "content" of GDP - what it measures, what it doesn't and why - and reveals the powerful political interests that have allowed it to dominate today's economies. He also shows that an alternative is possible.

About the Author

Lorenzo Fioramonti is Jean Monnet Chair in Regional Integration and Governance Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pretoria (South Africa), where he directs the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation. He is also Senior Fellow at the Centre for Social Investment of the University of Heidelberg and at the Hertie School of Governance (Germany) as well as Associate Fellow at the United Nations University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: The World's Most Powerful Numbers

1. The History of GDP: From Crisis to Crisis

2. The Frankenstein Syndrome

3. The Global Quest to Dethrone GDP

4. Change from Below

Conclusion: Supremacy and Resistance

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780322728
Author:
Fioramonti, Lorenzo
Publisher:
Zed Books
Subject:
BUSINESS STRATEGY
Subject:
Development & Growth
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Political Economy
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

Business » Business Plans
Business » General
Business » Management
Business » Strategy
Business » Writing
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Probability and Statistics » Statistics

Gross Domestic Problem: The Politics Behind the World's Most Powerful Number (Economic Controversies) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$19.95 In Stock
Product details 208 pages Zed Books - English 9781780322728 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.