Beyond GDP - Indicators for future policy-making

The debate on moving beyond GDP to measure broader aspects of welfare and sustainability has attracted much attention. In some countries and international organisations, important attempts have been made to incorporate new indicators into policy-making.

Is a move beyond GDP actually feasible or even desirable? Which are the most promising initiatives to integrate measurements of environmental sustainability and subjective well-being into policy-making? What are the limits of these measurements and how do we correct them? And which future role can Sweden play in this development?

The Commission on the Future of Sweden invites you to discuss these issues in an open seminar.

Practical information
Date: Thursday 14th June 2012
Time: 08.30 – 10.00 am (a light breakfast will be served from 08.00)
Location: Rosenbad konferenscenter, Drottninggatan 1, Stockholm
Participation is free.
For registration, please send an e-mail to no later than Monday 11th June.
For more information, please contact Special Adviser Petter Hojem at Tel: 072-2434939


08.00 Light breakfast served

08:30 Welcome and panel presentations

  • Marco Mira d’Ercole, head of division on Household Statistics and Progress Measurement, OECD Statistics Directorate
  • Klas Eklund, Senior Economist at SEB and member of the Commission on the Future of Sweden
  • Eva Samakovlis, Head of Environmental Economics Research, National Institute of Economic Research
  • Filip Fors, PhD student in Sociology, Umeå University

09:15 Panel discussion and questions from the audience

09:50 Summary and concluding remarks