Friday, July 29, 2016

The Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy

A fabulous new book - and warmly recommended to readers:

Edited by Matthew D. Adler and Marc Fleurbaey

Oxford Handbooks

  • Identifies the tools and methodologies for evaluating and improving government policy in light of the effect of policies on individual well-being
  • Approaches the topic from an interdisciplinary perspective by drawing on economics, philosophy and psychology
  • Comprehensively reviews methodologies of assessing policies including GDP, inequality and poverty metrics, cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and social welfare functions; conceptions of individual well-being such as preference-based, hedonic/happiness, and objective goods; and of tools for measuring well-being
Link to book is HERE

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