Beveridge 2.0 Wellbeing Symposium

Beveridge 2.0 Wellbeing Symposium

Friday 21 May 2021
Venue: Online
Speakers: Various

Recent years have seen a growing interest in wellbeing as a goal of public policy. This has led to significant advances in our understanding of the measurement of subjective wellbeing and its determinants. At the same time, wellbeing remains a contested concept, one that can be interpreted and used differently, with distinctive methodological and normative challenges. This has consequences for how wellbeing is (or can be) incorporated into policy decisions. The symposium invites scholars from across the School to explore a range of different disciplinary approaches to wellbeing, illuminate potential tensions as well as commonalities, and to reflect on their implications for policy.


Professor Paul Dolan

Professor of Behavioural Science
Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, LSE

Professor Richard Layard

Emeritus Professor of Economics
Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Dr Johanna Thoma

Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE

Professor Paul Anand

Professor of Economics, Open University, Oxford
Research Associate, Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE

Professor Liam Delaney

Professor in Behavioural Science and Head of Department
Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, LSE

Dr Sara Hagemann

Associate Professor in European Politics, European Institute, LSE
Associate Dean for Extended Education, School of Public Policy, LSE

Professor Chris Anderson

Professor in European Politics and Policy
European Institute, LSE

Ms Annette Bauer

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow
Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, LSE

Professor Mikko Mattila

Professor of Political Science
University of Helsinki

Attendance is free but registration is required. Please register here.
For information please contact Irene Bucelli.

The Beveridge 2.0 Redifining the Social Contract is programme hosted by the School of Public Policy that aims at bringing the LSE community together with the intent of exploring important policy questions, fostering dialogue across disciplines and identifying avenues for collaborative cross-disciplinary research.