Tuesday, June 10
1-6 p.m.   Arrival, Registration
6:30 p.m.   Opening Remarks, Dinner
8 p.m.   Evening at the Pub
Wednesday, June 11
9-10 a.m. KJ 125 Keynote I: Ruut Veenhoven (via Skype)
Greater Happiness of a Greater Number: What Governments Can Do
10-10:15 a.m.    Coffee/Tea Break
10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. KJ 125 Session I: Measurement of Wellbeing (I)
  KJ 127 Session I: Demography, Health and Wellbeing
  KJ 101 Session I: The Philosophy of Wellbeing
12 p.m.   Lunch
1:15-2:15 p.m. KJ 125 Keynote II: Andrew Oswald
Wellbeing RCTs
2:30-4 p.m. KJ 125 Session II: Measurement of Wellbeing (II)
  KJ 127 Session II: Wellbeing, Growth and the Economy
  KJ 101 Session II: Difficulties with Wellbeing as a Policy Goal
4-4:15 p.m.   Coffee Break
4:15-5:45 p.m. KJ 125 Session III: Happiness as a Product of Internal and External Resources
  KJ 127 Session III: Economic Status and Wellbeing
6:30 p.m.   Dinner
8 p.m.    Evening at the Pub
Thursday, June 12    
9-10 a.m. KJ 125 Keynote III: Carol Graham
Wellbeing Metrics and Public Policy
10-10:15 a.m.   Coffee/Tea Break
10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. KJ 125 Session IV: Wellbeing and the Environment
  KJ 127 Session IV: Race, Gender, Diversity and Wellbeing
12 p.m.   Lunch
1:15-2:15 p.m. KJ 125 Keynote IV: Arthur Stone
Measurement of Subjective Wellbeing: Recent Developments and Remaining Challenges
2:30-3:30 p.m. KJ 125 Keynote V: John Helliwell
Good Governance and National Wellbeing: What are the Linkages?
3:30-4 p.m.   Coffee Break
4-5:30 p.m.  KJ 125 Session V: Government and Wellbeing Policy
  KJ 127 Session V: Preferences and Wellbeing
  KJ 101 Session V: International Studies in Wellbeing
6:30 p.m.   Closing Remarks, Dinner


List of Sessions

Measurement of Wellbeing (I)
KJ 125

  • Constructing Well-being Dimensions on Political Grounds
    Francesco Burchi (German Development Institute), Pasquale De Muro (Roma Tre University), Eszter Kollar (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  • Quality of Life and Transport Policy: A Study of the UK
    Louise Reardon (Sheffield)
  • Well-being’s Inescapable Cultural Roots
    John Chambers Christopher, Christopher Given (Dartmouth)

Demography, Health, and Wellbeing
KJ 127

  • Happy to have the second child: Subjective well-being and personality traits and fertility
    Marco Le Moglie(Turin), Letizia Mencarini (Turin), and Chiara Rapallini (Florence)
  • Life Satisfaction and the Health Utility Index (HUI) have Straight Linear Decrements with Increasing Number of Co-morbid Chronic Illnesses
    Thor Klaussen, Floyd Rudmin
  • The Influence of Family Care Leave Policy on Long-term Health
    Emily Wassell (Colorado-CS)

The Philosophy of Wellbeing
KJ 101

  • The Future of Happiness
    Dan Weijers (Wellington)
  • A Defense of Average Utilitarianism
    Michael Pressman (USC)
  • Capabilities, ‘Thick’ Freedom, and Wellbeing
    William Ransome (Hertfordshire)

Measurement of Wellbeing (II)
KJ 125

  • Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Toward Well-Being Indices Based on Stated Preference
    Daniel J. Benjamin (Cornell), Ori Heffetz (Cornell), Miles Kimball (Michigan), Nichole Szembrot (Cornell)
  • Developing a measure of wellbeing for college students
    Rachel Dodge, Lalage Sanders, Jan Huyton and Annette Daly (Cardiff)
  • Subjective Wellbeing in Development Economics: A Headcount-Based Subjective Measure of National Progress
    Cristina Sechel (York)

Wellbeing, Growth, and the Economy
KJ 127

  • The Great Recession and the Bulimia of U.S. Consumers
    Stefano Bartolini, (Siena), Luigi Bonatti (Trento), and Francesco Sarracino (STATEC)
  • Happy for How Long?  How Social Capital and GDP Relate to Happiness Over Time
    Stefano Bartolini, (University of Siena) and Francesco Sarracino (STATEC)
  • The Role of Well-Being Capital in Human Wellbeing Growth
    Arie Sherman, Tal Shavit (Ruppin Academic Center)

Difficulties with Wellbeing as a Policy Goal
KJ 101

  • Achieving a Brighter Future from the Bottom Up: Activist Laissez Faire Social Policy
    David Colander (Middlebury College)
  • Three Problematic Paths to Well-Being Policy
    Gil Hersch (UC-San Diego)
  • Justice and National Well-Being
    M.J. Mulnix (Salem State) and Jennifer Wilson Mulnix (UMass-Dartmouth)

Happiness as a Product of Internal and External Resources
KJ 125

  • Is Brand Love a Social Problem?
    Aaron Ahuvia (Michigan-Dearborn)
  • Using Policy to Shape Attitudes
    Dan Haybron (Saint Louis)
  • Ascetic biographies, movements, and principles: what role for policy?
    Neil Thin (Edinburgh)

Economic Status and Wellbeing
KJ 127

  • Poverty and Well-Being
    Mariano Rojas (FLACSO-México and UPAEP)
  • Income, Subjective Well-being and Mental Health
    Xi Chen (Yale)
  • Income and Well-Being: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Permanent Income Shocks
    Shu Cai (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Wellbeing and the Environment
KJ 125

  • Do people care for a sustainable future? Evidence from happiness data
    Stefano Bartolini, (Siena), Francesco Sarracino (STATEC), and Laurent Thies (Luxembourg)
  • Is there a trade-off between individuals’ subjective well-being and their ecological footprint?
    Elsy Verhofstadt, Luc Van Ootegem, B. Defloor, and B. Bleys (Ghent)
  • Well-being and pluvial floods in Belgium - Capabilities or Life satisfaction
    Tom Creten, Luc Van Ootegem, and Elsy Verhofstadt (Ghent)

Race, Gender, Diversity, and Wellbeing
KJ 127

  • Are We Happier Among Our Own Race?
    Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn (Rutgers)
  • United in Diversity: Does Social Diversity Increase Subjective Well-Being?
    Matthias Opfinger (Trier)
  • Women’s Well-Being and Global Distributive Justice: An Institutional Approach
    Lisa Fuller (Albany)

Government Policy and Wellbeing
KJ 125

  • Happiness, Wellbeing and the Role of Government: the case of the UK
    Ian Bache (Sheffield), Louise Reardon (Sheffield), and Paul Anand (Open University)
  • Health Reform as a Strategy for Promoting Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
    David Rochefort (Northeastern)
  • Whispering well-being in the ears of the prince: towards an integrated policy framework for better lives
    Romina Boarini and Conal Smith (OECD)

Preferences and Wellbeing
KJ 127

  • Happiness, ideal happiness, and reference points: Asian cases
    Yoshiaki Takahashi (University of Tsukuba)
  • Can Marginal Rates of Substitution Be Inferred From Happiness Data? Evidence from Residency Choices
    Daniel J. Benjamin (Cornell), Ori Heffetz (Cornell), Miles Kimball (Michigan), Alex Rees-Jones (Cornell)
  • Working Hours and Worker Happiness: Location of Work, Hours Preferences and Work Schedules
    Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn (Rutgers) and Lonnie Golden (Penn State Abington)

International Studies in Wellbeing
KJ 101

  • The emergence of a whole of community approach to wellbeing: The NSW Australia experience.
    Lindsay Oades (Wollongong)
  • Immigrant Health and Adaptation in Canada
    Kyunghwa Kwak (Norwegian Institute of Public Health), Floyd W. Rudmin (Tromsø)
  • An international application of the relative income hypothesis: exposure to other countries and life satisfaction
    Benjamin Schalembier