Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress

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The Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (CMEPSP), generally referred to as the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission after the surnames of its leaders.[1] is a commission of inquiry created by the French Government in 2008. The inquiry examined how the wealth and social progress of a nation could be measured, without relying on the uni-directional Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measure.[2] The Commission was formed in February 2008 and Joseph E. Stiglitz was named as the Chair. Amartya Sen was the Economic Adviser and the French Economist Jean-Paul Fitoussi was the Co-ordinator. The Final Report was published in September 2009.[3] An additional contribution from the aforementioned three main organizers which specifically addresses the Financial Crisis (as of 2007) is also available.[4]

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