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ISQOLS WEBINAR:"Wellbeing, sustainability, and progress: what's needed to help governments be accountable to human experience?"

  • 14 Sep 2020
  • 8:00 AM (PDT)
  • Online Webinar


  • The webinar is free for all participants.

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"Wellbeing, sustainability, and progress: what's needed to help governments be accountable to human experience? "


08:00 AM

Pacific Time/

11:00 AM Eastern Time/



The growing maturity of the “science of happiness” raises the prospect of shifting public and policy discourse to hold governments more accountableto the measured subjective experience (life satisfaction) of the population.  This webinar outlines and addresses three common objections to such a “budgeting for wellbeing” approach, including an explanation of how to deal with sustainability. It details a feasible, evolutionary path for governments to make the transition.

Presented by:  Dr. Chris Barrington-Leigh

Chris Barrington-Leigh is an Associate Professor at McGill University, jointly appointed at the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the School of Environment, and is an associate member in McGill's Department of Economics. His recent research is focused on empirical and quantitative assessments of human well-being, measured through subjective reports, and their implications for policy. He was originally trained in upper atmospheric and space plasma physics at M.I.T., Stanford, and Berkeley, before studying Economics at the University of British Columbia. Chris was a Global Scholar of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (2009-2014) and is a current member of the Global Young Academy. 

The International Society for
Quality-of-Life Studies

P.O. Box 118
Gilbert, Arizona, 85299, USA


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