Special Issue "Happiness for Policy"
A special issue of Economies (ISSN 2227-7099).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018)
For a long time, policy makers have used GDP as the central measure of societal progress. Over the last few years, there has been increasing manifestation of dissatisfaction among citizens and policy makers about the resulting policies and outcomes for society at large. More recently, a number of countries have embraced wellbeing as guide for policy making, and consequently, happiness has become an important measure in their national statistics. This development, also increasingly apparent at the local policy level and in organizations, also raises new questions; for instance, about the measurement and interpersonal comparability of happiness, the determinants of individual and societal wellbeing, distributional concerns, and the desirability of governments using happiness as outcome for policy making and evaluation. The pursuit of happiness for the greatest number, of course, is not a new topic for economists, and some of these questions have been addressed before. However, research into happiness undoubtedly has regained popularity among economists and this Special Issue aims to bring together the latest perspectives on happiness for policy. We welcome contributions from all disciplines on this topic, and especially welcome multidisciplinary perspectives.
All papers accepted for this Special Issue will be published open access and free of article processing charges.
Prof. Dr. Job van Exel
Dr. Martijn Burger
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