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Wellbeing economics and analysis

About Wellbeing economics and analysis

Traditionally, economics is a social science primarily concerned with production, consumption, and transfer of wealth.

More pluralist approaches to economics draw on diverse voices, perspectives and approaches to understand how to organise society to achieve broader goals, such as ensuring sustainable, resilient and inclusive economies.

Wellbeing economics is about using science and evidence to organise society in a way that optimises wellbeing outcomes.

Our work in this area aims to support you to:

  • use and understand the wellbeing data and measures that now exist 
  • develop the methodology for using wellbeing data and evidence in decision-making, including the field of wellbeing economics.
  • increase the use of comparable measures across sectors and disciplines.

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Blog

Jan 12, 2023 | By Dr Radha Modgil
Personal power: reframing the locus of control
Guest Blog
Jan 5, 2023 | By What Works Centre for Wellbeing
What’s coming up in 2023: Wellbeing projects, conferences and seminars
Guest Blog
Dec 22, 2022 | By Robyn Bignall-Donnelly
2022 Impact – Our year in review
Centre Blog

What does the analysis tell us?

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