Dec. 16: Webinar on Measuring Prosperity in Nebraska

Dec. 16: Webinar on Measuring Prosperity in Nebraska

NEWS ADVISORY from the Platte Institute

Contact: Adam Weinberg
(402) 500-0209

Dec. 16: Webinar on Measuring Prosperity in Nebraska
Nebraska ranks 16th on United States Prosperity Index

Two researchers who specialize in measuring social and economic well-being among countries will be the guests in an upcoming webinar hosted by the Platte Institute. The experts will present new figures showing how Nebraska compares with other U.S. states.

The webinar, entitled Measuring Prosperity in Nebraska, will feature Shaun Flanagan, Director of the Centre for Metrics at the London-based Legatum (Le-got-um) Institute, and Research Assistant Ed Wickstead. The Legatum Institute created the United States Prosperity Index, which compares states based on categories including health, education, business environment, personal freedom, safety and security, and more. Nebraska ranks 16th overall in the 2020 edition of the index.

Flanagan and Wickstead will present their metrics and discuss forthcoming research applying the index to Nebraska counties.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 11 a.m. Central Time. Registration is required at

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