Book Launch: Wellbeing - Science and Policy

What produces a happy society and a happy life? Written by two of the world’s leading experts on the economics of wellbeing, Richard Layard and Jan-Emmanuel de Neve, the book Wellbeing: Science and Policy shows how wellbeing can be measured, what causes it and how it can be improved. This interdisciplinary concept brings us new notions about how building a happier society is also a path to implementing successful policies.

The event will start with a brief presentation by the authors, followed by an expert panel moderated by the Dean of the School of Government, Ngaire Woods. On it, Professors Anna Petherick, Kate Orkin, Paul Collier and Roger Crisp will explore how their research in the fields of policy, economics, philosophy, and development interacts with the study of happiness. The panel will close with an open Q&A session.

All attendees will have the chance to win a copy of the book and are invited to stay for a drinks reception at the Blavatnik School building.

The Lemann Foundation Programme hosts this event in partnership with the Wellbeing Research Center.