Building Economies of Well-being Discovering Genuine Wealth and Happiness

Type: 
Lecture
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Building: 
Nador u. 15
Room: 
Quantum 101
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 4:00pm
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Date: 
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

What if economic progress were focused and measured more in terms of improved well-being conditions of people and Nature? What if our accounting systems particularly for governments included an account of the human, social, natural and built assets of a nation, like Hungary or a city like Budapest? Does more money buy genuine happiness? How would we orient public policies, asset management systems, budgets, and monetary polices towards a new well-being-bottom-line? Join visiting Canadian economist and author Mark Anielski to explore how a new paragidm in economics is emerging around the world that measures what matters most to human flourishing and well-being.

Mark Anielski is an economic strategist who specializes in the economics of well-being. He is schooled in economics, accounting and forestry. Mark believes that our measures of success should be focused on maximizing the well-being of people and the planet. He is the author of The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth (2007) and his forthcoming book An Economy of Well-being (2018), which provides a road map for this new economy of well- being. Mark has served as an economi advsor to China, Singapore, French Polynesia, Bhutan, The Netherlands, Austria , the US, Canada and the Netherlands on new sysetms for measuring progress and well-being. Mark is the president and chief well-being officer of Anielski Management Inc. an Edmonton-Canada-based economic advisory services group dedicated to building the new economy of well-being.