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Third International Conference on Wellbeing & Public Policy

August 17, 2018 at 10:19 AM

From the NZFVC

When: 5 - 7 September 2018. 

Where: New Zealand Parliament Buildings and Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Level 5, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington.

Hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, The New Zealand Treasury and the International Journal of Wellbeing.

Cost: $495; $250 (Student rate).  Register now

This third in the series of international conferences on Wellbeing and Public Policy will (1) critically evaluate the rapidly expanding field of wellbeing research across a range of disciplines; (2) share the work of leading international organisations; and (3) distil ideas and practices which will aid governments in developing a wellbeing approach to public policy.

The first conference was held in Wellington in July 2012. The second conference was held at Hamilton College, New York in 2014.

The conference will provide extensive opportunity for participants to network and gain exposure to the latest theoretical, empirical and policy related ideas on wellbeing.

Plenary speakers: 

  • Edward Diener, Professor of Psychology, University of Utah and University of Virginia, and Alumni Distinguished Professor (Emeritus), University of Illinois, USA
  • Martijn Burger, Academic Director, Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO), and Assistant Professor of Industrial and Regional Economics, Department of Applied Economics, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Jan-Emanuel De Neve, Associate Professor of Economics and Strategy, Saïd Business School and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, UK
  • Carla Houkamau, Associate Professor, Department of Management and International Business & Associate Dean for Māori and Pacific Development for the Business School, University of Auckland
  • Carrie Exton, Head of the Monitoring Well-Being and Progress Section, OECD Statistics and Data Directorate

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