Wellbeing as a Goal of Public Policy

Hosted by School of Public Policy and Beveridge 2.0

Online public event


Steve Baker MP

Steve Baker MP

Professor Paul Dolan

Professor Paul Dolan

Nancy Hey

Nancy Hey

Dr Johanna Thoma

Dr Johanna Thoma


Professor Julia Black

Professor Julia Black

Join our panellists as they come together to discuss the new issue of the LSE Public Policy Review, Beveridge 2.0: Wellbeing. This latest LSE Public Policy Review issue discusses the extent to which wellbeing considerations can (and should) inform policy decisions.

These questions are particularly relevant at a time when we start to fully understand the consequences of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic on a range of aspects of people’s lives: from mental health to domestic violence, from economic to educational outcomes. A focus on wellbeing can challenge the processes through which different public policy goals have been prioritized.

Meet our speakers and chair

Steve Baker (@SteveBakerHW) is the Conservative MP for Wycombe and Deputy Chairman of the COVID Recovery Group.

Paul Dolan (@profpauldolan) is Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Nancy Hey (@Work_Life_You) is Executive Director of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.

Johanna Thoma (@johannamthoma1) is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE.

Julia Black is Strategic Director of Innovation and Professor of Law in the Department of Law at LSE.More about this event

The LSE School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.

Beveridge 2.0 Redefining the Social Contract is a programme hosted by the School of Public Policy that aims at bringing LSE's community together with the intent of exploring important policy questions, fostering dialogue across disciplines and identifying avenues for collaborative cross-disciplinary research.

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series imagining what the world could look like after the crisis, and how we get there.

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