NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Beyond GDP? Welfare across Countries and Time

Charles I. Jones, Peter J. Klenow

NBER Working Paper No. 16352
Issued in September 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful toMark Aguiar, Romans Pancs, Luigi Pistaferri, David Romer,DavidWeil, Alwyn Young, and many seminar participants for helpful comments, to David Laibson for a conversation that inspired this project, and to Gabriela Calderon, Siddharth Kothari, Jihee Kim, Huiyu Li, Alejandro Molnar, Ariana Poursartip, Rui Xu, and Zhen (Zachary) Yan for excellent research assistance. An online appendix for this paper is available at http://www.stanford.edu/~chadj/BeyondGDP-OnlineAppendix.pdf. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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