The Economic Statistics Working Group (ESWG)* is organising a series of seminars on the “missing capitals”, those assets such as natural, human and social capital which traditionally have received less attention in economic analysis and debate but which are increasingly recognised to be central.
The first in the series will be devoted to issues concerning the measurement of natural capital. Sir Partha Dasgupta’s landmark report on Biodiversity calls for improvements to economic accounting to recognise and measure natural assets and progressively move towards measuring inclusive wealth. Professor Dasgupta will speak about his recommendations and will be followed by other distinguished experts in this field. The focus will be on the agenda for moving forward in this area.
*The Economic Statistics Working Group is a collaboration between the Royal Statistical Society, the Royal Economic Society, the Society of Professional Economists, Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence and the Office for National Statistics. Its objects are to raise the profile of, and to stimulate debate about, issues in economic measurement.