Summary of New Growth Models

Challenges and Steps to Achieving Patterns of More Equitable, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

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New Growth Models summary
GDP is too crude a device; the world needs yardsticks that measure qualitative, sustainable growth.


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Large swathes of the world’s population are now out of poverty, with greater opportunities for many. But huge problems remain pervasive. This World Economic Forum report looks beyond GDP for ways to measure economic and human progress in a more comprehensive, viable way. getAbstract recommends this paper’s expert findings to executives, policy makers and activists looking for alternative, meaningful models of future global growth.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why the world needs “new growth models” that go beyond GDP
  • How an “endowment model” – one that values long-term returns on investment – is a better paradigm
  • How metrics, economic policy, “sustainability and inclusivity,” entrepreneurship, and innovation present opportunities for change


The world’s most urgent problems require new ways of thinking about growth. Issues such as developed countries’ “unbalanced, unstable and unsustainable growth patterns” that threaten the global economy; the huge, growing gap between rich and poor within nations; high jobless rates in slow-growing economies...
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