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Economist Week

Economist Week 2021 will help you take a dive into the theme "the Economics of Happiness and Well-being". You will learn about the importance of happiness -a core building block of well-being-, how it can be critical for organisations to promote and how it can be included in decisions made by the government. The week will conclude with a panel discussion about the future of well-being in practice.

You are able to pick and choose the events that you would like to join, but make sure to subscribe below. The event will be held online via Zoom. Upon subscription, you will receive links to the sessions you have subscribed to. All guest lectures will last one hour followed by a Q&A in which you can ask all your questions to our speakers!​

05/04 - 16:00-17:00 CET

The Science of Happiness

This lecture starts the week off by introducing the notion of happiness. Professor Ruut Veenhoven of ESE and EHERO will be looking at everything we know about happiness. What it is, if we can measure it, the consequences of it as well as what makes for a happy life. 
After this, you will go into the rest of the week with a better understanding of happiness and hopefully be curious about how it can be incorporated into and be at the foundation of government policy.

 

This event has been organised in collaboration with Rethinking Economics, learn about them here:  

More about our partner for this event: Rethinking Economics NL

More about Ruut Veenhoven

07/04 - 16:00-17:00 CET

Well-being in the Workplace

Professor Martijn Burger of ESE and EHERO will introduce the idea of well-being at the workplace. He will discuss what concretely organisations can do about well-being, how to create thriving organisations with flourishing employees and assessing if happier and healthier employees actually stimulate better societal outcomes and company profits.

More about Martijn Burger

08/04 - 17:00-18:00 CET

Well-being in Policy

We have heard and discussed the idea of happiness and what it means to us. Yet policy is often aimed at a mixture of values, often called well-being. This talk will see Paul Frijters, professor at LSE, discuss how the well-being of a people can be incorporated in the many cost-benefit analyses a government must make.

More about Paul Frijters

09/04 - 10:00-11:30 CET

Interactive Panel Discussion

Concluding the week and bringing together the talks on policy, the workplace and happiness, we will have three panellists discuss the practical future of well-being in economics in an interactive setting. We will be joined for this by Paul Frijters of LSE, Nicky Pouw of UvA and Nicholas Gruen of Lateral Economics.

 

This event has been organised in collaboration with Rethinking Economics, learn about them here: 

More about our partner for this event: Rethinking Economics NL

More about Paul Frijters

More about Nicky Pouw

More about Nicholas Gruen

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