International Conference “Well-being 2020: knowledge for informed decisions”
Hotel Parc Bellevue, Luxembourg, 18th – 21st of March 2020
Organized by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (STATEC) and the Ministry of the Economy of Luxembourg
This international conference will bring together leading scholars to discuss the quest for better lives. Economists traditionally advocated economic growth as the foremost policy goal, but now even economists often challenge this view. The discussion remains open, indeed flourishes, with more contributors now than ever. How do we promote well-being? What are the best policies? What is the role for civil society?
Topics of the conference
This is an interdisciplinary conference welcoming contributions from every field of social sciences, such as: economics, sociology, psychology, and political sciences. We especially welcome papers on the following topics:
- Correlates and consequences of well-being and ill-being (e.g. personality, wealth, productivity, immigration, occupation, health);
- Well-being over time;
- Well-being inequality;
- Inequality, social capital, and inclusive growth;
- Well-being and the changing environment;
- Public or private interventions for well-being and their evaluations;
- Future directions in well-being research;
- Well-being and ill-being metrics (e.g. single indicators vs. dashboards; micro vs. macro).
Our four keynote speakers are: prof. Carol Graham, University of Maryland & Brookings Institution; prof. Andrew Oswald, University of Warwick; prof. Stefano Bartolini, University of Siena; and John De Graaf, an American author, journalist and filmmaker.
The conference will host a roundtable on “Integrating Research and Policy” where representatives of institutions will discuss advantages, disadvantages and limitations of the well-being approach in policy making.
Paper submission and deadlines
To apply, please submit an abstract including the name of the author/s and a title to: submitSWB2020@statec.etat.lu
The deadline for application is the 15th of October 2019. We will notify the authors of accepted papers by mid-December 2019.
For more information, please, visit our conference website (www.wellbeing2020.lu) or send an e-mail to: submitSWB2020@statec.etat.lu
We look forward to welcoming you in Luxembourg.
The scientific committee:
Serge Allegrezza, STATEC
Stefano Bartolini, University of Siena
Martijn Burger, Erasmus University of Rotterdam Johannes Hirata, Osnabruck University
Chiara Peroni, STATEC
Maurizio Pugno, University of Cassino
Kelsey O’Connor, STATEC
Francesco Sarracino, STATE
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