The author of last year’s GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History, argued in Prospect that politicians pay too much attention to this outdated indicator of economic growth. She teaches at Manchester University and is also vice-chair of the BBC Trust.
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What GDP can’t tell us
Politicians pay too much attention to this outdated indicator of economic growth, writes Coyle.