Posts Tagged ‘well-being’

  • Ranking Surveys Typically Are Subjective and Have Unintended Consequences.

    Ranking Questions

    Dec 29, 11 • 109 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic Debates, Households, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Ranking income distribution, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says that Denmark is one of the most equal countries the world while Mexico is one of the least. For overall well-being, Gallup selects Virginia, Wisconsin and New...

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    Well-Being Yardsticks

    Nov 17, 10 • 98 Views • Developing Economies, Economic Debates, Gender gap, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Having just looked at the “Human Development Report 2010” from the UN, I thought of a former mayor of NYC, Ed Koch. Mayor Koch used to ask, “How am I doing?” Let’s assume that an economy can ask the same question. What yardstick...