Estimating Collective Wellbeing

We emply the Method of Reflection to quantify the average sophistication of satisfied needs of a population as an alternative to GDP. The measure can be calculated more easily than GDP and it is a very promising predictor of the GDP value, anticipating its estimation by six months. The measure is arguably a more multifaceted evaluation of the well-being of the population, as it tells us more about how people are satisfying their needs. Our study is based on a large dataset of retail micro transactions happening across the Italian territory.

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CreationDate 2015-11-10
Creator Guidotti, Riccardo,
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Owner Guidotti, Riccardo,
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ProgrammingLanguage Python
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Territory of use World Wide
ThematicCluster Social Network Analysis
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input A text file containing the bipartite network: customer, product, number of purchases
output Two files containing product and customers sophistication measures
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Author Guidotti Riccardo
Maintainer Guidotti Riccardo
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Last Updated 21 April 2017, 16:32 (CEST)
Created 23 September 2016, 13:03 (CEST)