game: How should we measure progress?
The theme of the game:
Measurement of progress
Who is the game suitable for:
A-level students (or equivalent)
What is the task:
Produce a one-page poster presenting an initial idea for a new measure of progress as an economic consultant working for the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). WECA is a combined authority covering Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset
The poster should contain the following information:
What indicators are you using (and why)? Are you going to include regional GDP or happiness? What else are you including?
Practically, how are you going to measure progress against your chosen indicators? How are you combining multiple indicators? What if there are trade-offs?
How do you think using your measure may change the direction of policy compared to a focus on GDP? Give one example.
The poster will be judged against the following criteria:
Technical content – how you address the underlying economic issues
Creativity – whether your ideas are innovative
Presentation – how your poster looks and how clearly things are presented.
Required materials and logistics:
Handouts for students
Materials needed for creating a poster