Recent years have seen a growing interest in wellbeing as a goal of public policy. This has led to significant advances in our understanding of the measurement of subjective wellbeing and its determinants. At the same time, wellbeing remains a contested concept, one that can be interpreted and used differently, with distinctive methodological and normative challenges. This has consequences for how wellbeing is (or can be) incorporated into policy decisions.
The symposium invites scholars from across the School to explore a range of different disciplinary approaches to wellbeing, illuminate potential tensions as well as commonalities, and to reflect on their implications for policy.
Meet our speakers
Paul Dolan (@profpauldolan) is Professor of Behavioural Science at the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Richard Layard (@RichardLayard) is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Johanna Thom (@johannamthoma1)a is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Paul Anand is Professor of Economics at the Open University, University Oxford and Research Associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE.
Liam Delaney (@LiamDelaney2020) is Professor in Behavioural Science and Head of Department of the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, LSE.
Sara Hagemann (@sarahagemann) is Associate Professor in European Politics, European Institute and Associate Dean for Extended Education, School of Public Policy, LSE.
Chris Anderson (@soccerquant) is Professor in European Politics and Policy at the European Institute, LSE.
Annette Bauer (@a_annettemaria) is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, LSE.
Mikko Mattila (@vmikkomattila) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Helsinki.
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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.
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