AAAE: Joint event with APEBC: John Helliwell - World Happiness Report 2019

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Tuesday 12 November 2019, 16:00 - 17:30


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WHO: John Helliwell, Professor Emeritus, Vancouver School of Economics, UBC

BIO: John F. Helliwell has his home base in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia.

From 2006 to 2017 he was also Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and directed CIFAR’s program on ‘Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being’.

In 2017 he was appointed Distinguished Fellow of CIFAR. Recent books include Well-Being for Public Policy (OUP, with Diener, Lucas and Schimmack, 2009), International Differences in Well-Being (OUP, edited with Diener and Kahneman, 2010), and seven editions, 2012-2019, of the World Happiness Report (edited with Richard Layard and Jeffrey Sachs). He is also author of the Policy Synthesis chapters of Global Happiness Policy Report 2018 and Global Happiness Policy Report 2019.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Officer of the Order of Canada.

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WHAT: Measuring and Using Happiness to Support Public Policies

DESCRIPTION: This is the 7th World Happiness Report. The first was released in April 2012 in support of a UN High level meeting on “Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm”. That report presented the available global data on national happiness and reviewed related evidence from the emerging science of happiness, showing that the quality of people’s lives can be coherently, reliably, and validly assessed by a variety of subjective well-being measures, collectively referred to then and in subsequent reports as “happiness.” Each report includes updated evaluations and a range of commissioned chapters on special topics digging deeper into the science of well-being, and on happiness in specific countries and regions. Often there is a central theme. This year, the focus was on happiness and community: how happiness has been changing over the past dozen years, and how information technology, governance and social norms influence communities.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, 4:00pm to 5:30pm (Atlantic Daylight Time)

WHERE:  Bank of Canada Halifax office boardroom – 1701 Hollis Street, 13th floor

COST: Free event with Association of Professional Economists of British Columbia (APEBC) as AAAE attendees will view presentation via Skype.

REGISTRATION: Seating is limited and spaces will be reserved until we reach capacity. Visit the CABE Store to register for this event. You must register no later than end of day Monday, November 11th.

Location Bank of Canada Atlantic Regional Office
1701 Hollis St., 13th Floor
B3J 3M8
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