Poland: 15 Years of EU Membership series. Tuesday, 26th March 2019, Window POLSKA, Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU (Brussel, Belgium).
Leading international experts on economics and social sciences have spent the past decades debating ways to measure economies’ development. The most popular became Gross Domestic Product, which is easy to read, but has many flaws. The most significant include its failure to account for income inequality and the lack of direct information on factors not encompassed in national accounts that affect quality of life, such as safety or contentment. Stiglitz highlights that GDP is more a measure of supply in the economy than of quality of life. Others note that GDP does not consider the economy’s environmental impact. Researchers and international organisations have proposed a series of alternative measures, which vary in popularity.
12.00 – 1.00 pm Light lunch
1.00 pm – 1.05 pm Welcome by Andrzej Sadoś, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the EU
1.05 pm – 2.30 pm Discussion with:
- Tomasz Chróstny, Director of Economic Analyses Department, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology
- Marek Lachowicz, Macroeconomics Team Leader, Polish Economic Institute
- Representative of Eurostat (tbc)
Date and Time
Tue, March 26, 2019
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CET