Result by Wellbeing tag - 36 items found


Happiness for All? Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index programme hosted a discussion with Carol Graham, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Sir (Gus) O'Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary. They discussed Graham's forthcoming book, Happiness for All? Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream, and how to employ ‘Economics of Wellbeing’ to improve policy-making.


Free Markets, Free People, Strong Society—the Secret to Success?

Thursday, 3 November 2016

In a column for Reaction, Harriet Maltby, Head of Policy Research at the Legatum Institute, explores the secrets behind New Zealand’s success at turning its wealth into national prosperity.


Patriotism: Last Refuge of a Scoundrel, or Foundation of a Healthy Trading State?

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Throughout the West, patriotism is on the rise, writes Victoria Bateman, Legatum Fellow (LSE Brexit)


I'd Rather People Scatter Their Loved One's Ashes Than Worship Their Phones

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

When men and women seek to make sense of death, they are exploring the life of the spirit, writes Cristina Odone, Director of the Legatum Institute Centre for Character and Values. (The Telegraph)

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UK Cities Are Rich—So Why Are Their Residents Not Prosperous?

Thursday, 13 October 2016

The Legatum Institute's newly-released 2016 UK Prosperity Index finds that UK cities are failing to turn their economic growth into better lives for people.


UK Cities ‘Failing to Provide Basic Life Chances’

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Report shows rural areas enjoy better quality of life despite being poorer writes Federica Cocco with Harriet Maltby, Head of Policy Research-Prosperity Index at the Legatum Institute contributing. (Financial Times)


Homes Not Houses: Putting Wellbeing First

Thursday, 9 June 2016

The 'Architecture of Prosperity' programme hosted a panel discussion to mark the publication of 'Housing the Mind', a new Legatum Institute essay. The event also launched a forthcoming study by Create Streets, titled 'Heart in the Right Street', which looks at the links between specific components of the built environment and measurable wellbeing.


Housing the Mind

Thursday, 9 June 2016

What impact does the built environment have on our mental health? Psychiatrists Ciaran Abbey and TBS Balamurali are the authors of a new Legatum Institute study that explores the relationship between mental health and housing as a cornerstone from which humans can develop and flourish.


You Can't Prosper Just by Getting Richer

Saturday, 30 April 2016

How can a slum-dweller be happier than a City high-flyer? Because we have forgotten what matters: family, trust and charity, writes Cristina Odone, Director of the Centre for Character and Values at the Legatum Institute (The Times)


A Conversation with Nobel Prize-Winner, Angus Deaton

Saturday, 27 February 2016

The Legatum Institute was honoured to host Nobel Prize-winner and renowned economist, Professor Angus Deaton, as part of a meeting in Washington, DC with Prosperity Index advisors to discuss wealth creation and the many other drivers of prosperity.


We Need to Measure Wellbeing to Reverse Britain’s Social Decline

Friday, 30 October 2015

In debating what kind of statistics we collect, we need to measure our social as well as our economic wellbeing, writes Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute (City A.M.)

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Scotland is More Prosperous than England According to a New Legatum Institute Study

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

LONDON—The Legatum Institute's new ‘Geography of Prosperity’ index finds Scotland is more prosperous than England based on average income per person along with how happy they feel.

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The Legatum Institute Congratulates Professor Angus Deaton on Nobel Prize For Economics

Monday, 12 October 2015

LONDON—The Legatum Institute is delighted that Professor Angus Deaton, Princeton University Professor of Economics and International Affairs has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics.


Legatum Institute Wellbeing Commissioner and Princeton University Professor Wins Nobel Prize

Monday, 12 October 2015

Angus Deaton, Princeton University Professor of Economics and International Affairs and co-author of the Legatum Institute's 'Wellbeing and Policy' report has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics for his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare.


The Prosperity Problem

Sunday, 5 July 2015

In a special report for Newsweek, the Legatum Institute's Prosperity Index reveals which countries fared best—and worst—following 'The Great Recession' of 2008.


Miliband and Cameron Have Yet to Realise What Prosperity Really Means

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Education, safety and the opportunity to become your own boss all matter as much or more than the headline GDP figures, writes Nathan Gamester, Programme Director to the Prosperity Index at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)

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Economic Growth Alone Will Not Make Britain a More Prosperous Country

Thursday, 16 April 2015

LONDON—New poll for the Legatum Institute reveals health and public safety are more important to voters than rising GDP.


What's the Secret of Career Happiness?

Monday, 19 January 2015

Can money buy happiness? Our 2014 Wellbeing and Policy report found four key factors that affect people's happiness at work (Guardian Careers blog)


Prosperity: GDP and Beyond

Friday, 21 November 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted world-renowned expert on wellbeing, health economics and economic development, Angus Deaton, at the Harvard Club in New York. He discussed his work on wellbeing and why efforts to measure personal wellbeing, such as the Legatum Prosperity Index, are important.


Our Mania for Measuring (and Remeasuring) Wellbeing

Friday, 15 August 2014

In an article for the Harvard Business Review, former Legatum Institute President and CEO, Jeffrey Gedmin,analyses the trend for measuring wellbeing.


What’s Happening in Wellbeing?

Friday, 2 May 2014

Right now wellbeing is very topical. Around the world governments are beginning to warm up to the idea of measuring something more than just economic progress. Countries currently engaged in measuring wellbeing in some form include Germany, Australia, Bhutan, Ireland, France, Japan, Korea, China, Germany, Norway, Italy, Spain, Slovenia and, of course, the UK.


Wellbeing and Policy: How Important is Measuring Wellbeing for Our Wellbeing?

Friday, 21 March 2014

After a year of intensive research, the 'Wellbeing and Policy' report has been published. The report was launched in Berlin on 20 March 2014, at a joint event between the Legatum Institute and the Bertelsmann Foundation. Today (21 March 2014), the report was launched at the Legatum Institute in London, with a presentation of key findings by the report's authors.


Launch of the Commission on Wellbeing and Policy Report

Friday, 21 March 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted a livestreamed panel discussion to mark the launch of 'Wellbeing and Policy', a new report which aims to stimulate debate around if, and how, wellbeing analysis should influence government policy.


Wellbeing and Policy

Thursday, 20 March 2014

As part of a year-long commission, the 'Wellbeing and Policy' report seeks to illustrate the strengths and limitations of wellbeing analysis and provides original and authoritative guidance on the implications for public policy.

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Report Calls for Wellbeing to Be At the Heart of Public Policy Design

Thursday, 20 March 2014

An independent commission chaired by Gus O’Donnell proposes a radical reform of public policy-making, targeted at “wellbeing”, or life satisfaction, not simply economic growth.


Smoke and Mirrors: Assessing the Effects of Smoking on Subjective Wellbeing

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

50 years ago this month we found out that smoking kills. On 11th January 1964 US Surgeon-General Luther Terry released a document titled ‘Smoking and Health’ which outlined the negative health effects of smoking, including increased mortality amongst smokers. 


Learning About Wellbeing in International Development and “Subjectivities in Wellbeing”

Monday, 20 January 2014

Last week, set in the beautiful surroundings of Oxford’s Regent’s Park College, I had the opportunity to attend a two day conference that explored the fundamentals of “Wellbeing and subjectivity in international development”. 


Is Scrooge Happy?—Reflections on Subjective Wellbeing in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Friday, 20 December 2013

“He had never dreamed of any walk, that anything, could give him so much happiness.” So wrote Dickens about Scrooge’s stroll on Christmas morning. He invites us to appreciate his rejuvenated state of mind, but can we really understand what makes people happy? Since Easterlin described his eponymous paradox in 1974 economists have tried to. So what can ' Christmas Carol' teach us about the science of happiness?


The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Princeton University Professor of Economics and International Affairs, and Legatum Institute Wellbeing Commissioner, Angus Deaton gave a talk on his new book, 'The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality'.


Social Policy Reform: Roundtable with Merkel’s Top Advisor

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The Legatum Institute was delighted to host German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s top policy advisor and media strategist Eva Christiansen for a private dinner discussion. 


How Reliable is Survey Data?

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

This is one of the most common questions I get asked when talking about the Legatum Prosperity Index™. It’s usually followed by, “How can you actually measure happiness? Surely everyone’s levels of happiness will depend on their own situation.” My answer is yes, and no. Of course perceptions will differ from one country to the next. But these results can still yield information that is both useful and interesting.


Policy Uses of Subjective Wellbeing Data

Friday, 5 April 2013

In April, Zachary Courser gave a presentation on the policy uses of subjective wellbeing data (SWB) at a seminar in Mexico City, organised by the Latin American Social Sciences Institute, Mexico (FLACSO) and the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).


Lord O’Donnell: “Legatum Institute Commission will look at how wellbeing research can have real and practical policy implications”

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Former Cabinet Secretary Lord O’Donnell gave remarks at a reception to mark the launch of the 2012 Legatum Prosperity Index and the newly established Legatum Institute Commission on Wellbeing Policy, which he is to chair.


"If you treasure something, you should measure it"

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Gus O'Donnell, former UK Cabinet Secretary and Chair of the Legatum Institute's 'Commission on Wellbeing Policy', appeared on BBC Radio 3's Night Waves programme to discuss the value of happiness as a measure of our quality of life and overall prosperity.

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Gus O'Donnell to Chair Legatum Institute Commission on Wellbeing Policy

Monday, 23 July 2012

LONDON—The Legatum Institute is establishing a high-level Commission to examine the policy implications of wellbeing research. The Commission on Wellbeing Policy will be chaired by Gus O'Donnell who, until late 2011, was the UK Cabinet Secretary, the highest-ranking official in the Civil Service.


Examining the State of Prosperity in Asia

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Asia through the lens of the 'Legatum Prosperity Index', this report offers a number of unique insights as to how prosperity is forming and changing in the region.