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dc.contributor.authorBöhringer, Christophen_US
dc.contributor.authorJochem, Patricken_US
dc.description.abstractSustainability indices for countries provide a one-dimensional metric to valuate country-specific information on the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, environmental, and social conditions. At the policy level, they suggest an unambiguous yardstick against which a country?s development can be measured and even a cross-country comparison can be performed. This paper reviews the explanatory power of various sustainability indices applied in policy practice. We show that these indices fail to fulfill fundamental scientific requirements making them rather useless if not misleading with respect to policy advice.en_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 06-73en_US
dc.subject.keywordSustainability Indicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordComposite Indicatorsen_US
dc.titleMeasuring the immeasurable: a survey of substainability indicesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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