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dc.contributor.authorBöhringer, Christophen_US
dc.contributor.authorJochem, Patricken_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:57:07Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:57:07Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24527-
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.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) |cMannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEW Discussion Papers |x06-73en_US
dc.subject.jelQ01en_US
dc.subject.jelC43en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSustainability Indicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordComposite Indicatorsen_US
dc.subject.keywordSustainabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndicesen_US
dc.titleMeasuring the immeasurable: a survey of substainability indicesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn520662962en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:5466-

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