Program for Policies for Better Lives -registered

Program for Policies for Better Lives : Strategies for life satisfaction and human wellbeing

 

Friday, May 7 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Setting the Stage: Live Plenary Panel

Moderated plenary session with live panel presentation and discussion

  • John Helliwell (Speaker) Professor Emeritus of Economics, UBC & CIFAR
  • Nancy Hey (Speaker) Executive Director, What Works Centre for Well-Being, UK
  • Carol Graham (Speaker) Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Lisa Helps (Speaker) Mayor of Victoria, Mayor of Victoria
  • Chris Barrington-Leigh (Speaker) Associate Professor, McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Bieler School of Environment

 

Friday, May 14 10:00 am - 14:00 pm Evaluating Bold Policy Proposals

Panel presentations and live discussion with wellbeing research, policy and practice leaders to propose and assess the feasibility of specific bold, cost-effective, evidence-based and impactful policies for wellbeing.

Within this 4-hr session, participants will have the opportunity to join two 2-hr panel discussions in the following four domains: 1) Urban life and community; 2) Income and consumption; 3) Children and psychosocial skills; and Labour market and workplaces.

Confirmed panelists:

  • Stefano Bartolini, Peter Mair Chair in Comparative Politics, European University Institute
  • Danny Blanchflower, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College
  • Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Scientist of Institute for Economic Analysis and Director of GSE Master Program in the Economics of Public Policy, University of Barcelona
  • Andrew Clark, Professor, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris School of Economics
  • Sarah Flèche, Research Associate at LSE Centre for Economic Performance
  • Paul Frijters, Professor of Wellbeing Economics, London School of Economics
  • Alex Haslam, Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology and Australian Laureate Fellow, University of Queensland
  • Prof Lord Richard Layard, Founder-Director of LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance and Co-director of the Centre’s program on Community Wellbeing
  • Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science, Warwick University.
  • Shelley Phipps, Professor of Economics, Dalhousie University
  • Anke Plagnol, Senior Lecturer in Psychology (Behavioural Economics), City University of London

 

10:00 am - 11:50 pm Children and psychosocial skills

Panel presentations and live discussion with wellbeing research, policy and practice leaders to propose and assess the feasibility of specific bold, cost-effective, evidence-based and impactful policies for wellbeing.

 

10:00 am - 11:50 pm Labour market and workplaces

Panel presentations and live discussion with wellbeing research, policy and practice leaders to propose and assess the feasibility of specific bold, cost-effective, evidence-based and impactful policies for wellbeing.

 

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Urban life and community

Panel presentations and live discussion with wellbeing research, policy and practice leaders to propose and assess the feasibility of specific bold, cost-effective, evidence-based and impactful policies for wellbeing.

 

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Income and consumption

Panel presentations and live discussion with wellbeing research, policy and practice leaders to propose and assess the feasibility of specific bold, cost-effective, evidence-based and impactful policies for wellbeing.

 

Friday, May 21st 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Invitational Cross-sectoral Working Meeting

An invitation-only working meeting for researchers, policymakers and community leaders actively working on wellbeing policy at local, provincial and national levels.  Participants will strategize and develop cross-jurisdictional, multi-sectoral multi-sectoral action plans for implementing the most promising policies proposed on May 14th.  Registration is limited but applications to participate are welcome. Click here to apply 

 

Friday, May 28th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Strategy and Vision for Better Lives

  • Gus O’Donnell (Speaker) Member of the House of Lords, Former Cabinet Secretary & Head of the Civil Service, UK, Member of the House of Lords, Former Cabinet Secretary & Head of the Civil Service, UK

Live moderated panel discussion on key challenges and strategies from wellbeing policy action plans developed in May 14th session & Closing Keynotes: Vision for Better Lives

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