International conference on Policies for Happiness and Health
Department of Political Economy and Statistics, University of Siena
SAVE THE DATE: Siena, Certosa di Pontignano, March 19-21, 2018
Over the past few decades research documented that, in the long-term, increasing income has little or no effect on people’s satisfaction with their lives, while other aspects, such as social relationships, matter more. This evidence challenges the economic policy paradigm that emphasizes income as the main driver to better lives. Which economic and social policies can enhance well-being? How do policies for well-being differ from traditional ones that target redistribution, growth, and the correction of market inefficiencies? Are there dimensions of well-being neglected by traditional policies?
Special sessions on Health and Happiness
This conference will host sessions on health issues. A considerable amount of research has been devoted to the impact of psycho-social factors such as happiness, social relationships and economic inequality on health and longevity. What implications does this have for health policies? Can policies aimed at increasing happiness, social capital or income equality, improve health and lower health care expenses? Are such policies a possible new frontier for preventive health care?
The topics of the conference require an interdisciplinary discussion. We especially encourage submitting papers about the drivers of happiness and the policies aimed at increasing it. Moreover, we welcome papers on the impact of happiness, social relationships and economic inequality on health and longevity and its implications for health care policies.
The Call for Papers will be launched in September 2017. Results will be announced by November 2017. Stay tuned!
We look forward to welcoming you in Siena.
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Certosa di Pontignano
Siena , Italy