Composite indicators of well-being: the relative importance of weights
Stefano Tarantola1, Elena Giachin Ricca2
1Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra, Italy; 2University of Rome Tor Vergata, Economic Theory and Institutions, Rome, Italy

Composite indicators of well-being: The relative importance of weights.

Keywords: Indicators; Weighting; Composite scores

Biography: Stefano Tarantola is a Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission graduated in Engineering in 1992 and received his PhD in Science and Technologies for Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan in 1996.

He conducts and coordinates methodological work in the field of global sensitivity analysis and statistical work on innovation indicators and composite indicators for EU policy-making. He has experience in numerical modelling and quasi Monte Carlo simulation. He combines sensitivity analysis and participatory methods for the assessment of the robustness of indicators. He is author of papers in the peer-reviewed literature, co-author of four books on sensitivity analysis and of a handbook on composite indicators development with the OECD. He organises summer schools, training courses and conferences in sensitivity analysis.