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The GDP: From World War I to Today

This is Episode 20 of the The Pragati Podcast, hosted by Hamsini Hariharan and Pavan Srinath.

What is the GDP, and why is the world so obsessed with GDP growth? We associate human well-being with growth in the GDP – but are there better measures? And what do the two World Wars and the rise of Hitler have to do with this?

This episode of the Pragati Podcast dives deep into the origins, the evolution and the future of the Gross Domestic Product, a number that has shaped the modern world as we know it. Joining hosts Hamsini and Pavan on this podcast is Anupam Manur, Fellow & Faculty at the Takshashila Institution, and a macroeconomist by training.

Share your questions, comments and brickbats by writing to [email protected], or find the hosts on twitter as @HamsiniH and @zeusisdead.

Here’s some of the information about the GDP mentioned on the show:

You can also listen Anupam Manur on earlier episodes of the Pragati Podcast like Kabuliwaala, Trump and the GDP, Of Tax Reforms and Secularism and The sky is falling! IT is imploding!

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