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Well-being and Public Policy - British Academy Debate - 4 March 2015

What difference should different concepts of well-being make to the way we approach public policy?

How does the concept of well-being influence policy makers and governments? What do voters expect of government in terms of promoting well-being? How is the available information and research used and how should it be? 

Speakers: 

Lord Gus O'Donnell, Chair of The Commission on Wellbeing and Policy
Nic Marks, Founder of the Centre for Well-being at the New Economics Foundation

Discussants:

Dr David Halpern, Chief Executive of the Behavioural Insights Team
Serena Kutchinsky, Digital editor of Prospect Magazine

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