Wellbeing economics and policy: Past, present, future

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Lectures, talks and seminars

9 Jul 2019 6:00 pm to 9 Jul 2019 7:00 pm

Rutherford House, Lecture Theatre 2 (RHLT2), Pipitea Campus

The Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington, Professor Grant Guilford, invites you to a public lecture by Professor of Wellbeing and Public Policy, Arthur Grimes.

Several countries around the world have embraced ‘wellbeing’ as a guide for public policy. New Zealand has recently joined France, the United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, and others in this quest. But what do we mean by wellbeing? Is it the same as welfare? Haven’t these ideas been around for centuries (or millennia)? What is the future for policy based on wellbeing?

Informed by recent research in the field of wellbeing economics and policy, Professor Grimes addresses these questions that are at the heart of current policy-making in New Zealand.

For more information contact: Leah Johanson