Ask the experts: Happiness economics

Elliot Jones, former analyst at the Bank of England and founder of Exploring Happiness, tells us how we can measure our happiness, and why it might be connected to economics
by Bethan Rees

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Exploring Happiness (EH) is an organisation that produces research that generates policy recommendations towards increasing “happiness and wellbeing in society in a sustainable and equal way”, according to its site. EH has created an index so users can track their happiness over a period of time.

We speak to Elliot Jones about how happiness can be measured, how Covid-19 has impacted this, and why social media and the spread of misinformation could be contributing to unhappiness.

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Published: 31 Mar 2021
Categories:
  • Integrity & Ethics
  • Soft Skills
Tags:
  • featured
  • wellbeing
  • social media
  • Scotland
  • New Zealand
  • mental health
  • happiness economics
  • Covid-19
  • climate change

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