Institute of Health Policy and Management  |  Erasmus School of Economics  |  Faculty of Philosophy

EHERO is both a multidisciplinary research organization and a center of expertise. Furthermore the institute is also involved in education for policymakers and students.


The conceptual focus is on subjective enjoyment of one’s life-as-a-whole,
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Mission     The ambition is to contribute to greater happiness of a greater number of people,
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Approach    The leading question is how greater happiness can be achieved and how synergy can be obtained with other things we value. The aim is to enable individuals as well as companies and governments to make more informed choices,
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Empirical research is the main way for gathering information about determinants and consequences of happiness,
World Database of Happiness.


Research: Starting research projects, publishing articles, developing and managing data and creating a method to analyze data sets efficiently,
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Education: Organizing symposia yearly, publishing articles, creating bachelor- and master classes and developing workshops,
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Home EHERO is based in Erasmus School of Economics(ESE) at Erasmus    University Rotterdam (EUR). Part of the participants work in other  faculties of Erasmus University and other universities in the Netherlands,
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