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Life Satisfaction and Social Optimum: The challenge between subjective and objective wellbeing indicators

Deadline

Mercoledì, Gennaio 20, 2016

HEIRS, University of Rome Tor Vergata and LUMSA University are pleased to organize the conference Life Satisfaction and Social Optimum: The challenge between subjective and objective wellbeing indicators, to be held in Rome on March 15-16, 2016. The deadline for abstract submission is January 20, 2016.
The conference will host the event of the presentation of the World Happiness Report 2016 edited by Jeffrey Sachs, John Helliwell, Richard Layard.

Call for papers

Subjective wellbeing indicators are widely used in several disciplines to measure overall satisfaction in order to overcome limits and loopholes of traditional objective indicators. Researcher and policymakers have both a keen interest in understanding how subjective and objective indicators compare, how they perform and differ and how they can be used to assess the impact of policy-making. The conference welcomes contributions aimed at moving ahead the frontier of studies on integrating subjective and objective indicators, on the methodologies for measuring subjective indicators and on the determinants of subjective wellbeing.

The conference welcomes contributions on the following topics:

  • Subjective and objective wellbeing indicators: relationships and correspondences.
  • Advancement in the use of subjective wellbeing indicators.
  • The determinants of subjective wellbeing indicators.
  • Satisfaction and objective indicators in specific domains: health, job, leisure and income.

Scientific committee

John Helliwell, Richard Layard, Jeffrey Sachs, Andrew Clark, Bruno Frey, Alois Stutzer, Ruut Veenhoven,  Leonardo Becchetti, Luigino Bruni, Giovanni Ferri, Enrico Giovannini, Luca Stanca, Pier Luigi Porta, Stefano Zamagni, Alessandra Smerilli, Luca Corazzini.

Organizing committee

Tommaso Reggiani, Matteo Rizzolli, Leonardo Becchetti, Luigino Bruni.

Organizing institutions

HEIRS; University of  Rome Tor Vergata; LUMSA University;                    

IREC: International Review of Economics.

Important dates

  • Abstracts (max 300 words) must be submitted by January 20th , 2016 to heirs.unimib@gmail.com (.PDF format)
  • Acceptance by January 31st, 2016.
  • Early registrations by February 20th, 2016:

      Junior fee: 100 €

      Senior fee: 200 €

  • Late registrations by March 5th, 2016:

     Junior fee: 130 €

     Senior fee: 250 €

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