Last update: Octobre 20, 2011
On 14 September 2009, the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress presented its report to the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, at a conference held at the Sorbonne in Paris. The Commission recommended broadening the scope of traditional measures for economic performance to include measures of quality of life, inequalities and well-being, as well as better taking into account sustainability and environmental conditions.
Two years after the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission's recommendations, the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), the French Ministry for the Economy, Finance and Industry and the OECD, organised a conference to review all the initiatives taking place around the world to implement the report recommendations and apply them to policy-making.
The conference was opened by Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing, Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General and Nobel prize winner in economics, Joseph E. Stiglitz. François Baroin, Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry, also provided a keynote address at the end of the day.
The conference brought together statisticians and policy makers.
This session will focus on making an inventory of the initiatives taken by National Statistical Offices of main economies and International Organisations in response to the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission’s report.
Chair: Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Emeritus Professor, IEP Paris
Presentation of national initiatives by:
This session will focus on the role of new measures in designing public policies.
This session will focus on well-being measures in developing countries.
Chair: François Bourguignon, Director of Paris School of Economics
Chair: Enrico Giovannini, President, Italian National Institute of Statistics
Ministry of the Economy, Finance, and Industry