Workshop: Consumption and Happiness

Current facets (Pre-Master)

  • Prof. dr. Ruut Veenhoven

    Research interests: Happiness; subjective well-being; quality of life.

    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Monday 28th, 13.30 - 17.15.

13.30.14.00 

Ruut Veenhoven, Erasmus Univerity Rotterdam, Netherlands
Introduction to the problem, Introduction of participants

14.00-14.30 

Devrim Dumladag, Bosporus University, Istanbul Turkey
'Life satisfaction, consumption and saving in transition and developing economies'

14.30-15.00 

Shu Cai, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
'Will Consumption Increase Subjective Well-Being? Evidence from Longitudinal Data in Rural China'

15:00-15:30

Break

15.30-16.00

Junyi Zhang, Hiroshima University, Japan
'Effects of life choices on the quality of life: A case study in Japan'

16.00-16.30

Andries VandenBroek, Institute for Social Research, Netherlands
'Culture, consumption and happiness'

17:00

Drinks and snacks

Tuesday 29th, 09.00 - 17.00.

09.30-10.00 

Miriam Tatzel, Empire State Collge, New York, USA
'Wanting and spending: Consumer variations and happiness'
10.00-10.30

Zhiming Cheng, University of Wollongong, Australia   
'Consumption and SWB in China'

10.30-11.00

Ozge Gokdemir
'Life satisfaction, consumption and saving in Turkey'

11.00-11.30

Break

11.30-12.00

Peggy Schyns, Institute for Social Research, Netherlands         
'Ideological consumption and happiness'

12.00-12.30

Sanne Oppree, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
'The Causal Effects of Advertising Exposure on Children’s Psychological Well-Being and Life Satisfaction'

12.30-13.00

Extra discussion time
13.00-14.00 

Break

14.00-14.30

Adam Oculicz-Kozaryn, Rutgers University USA
'Car ownership and happiness in the USA'

14.30-15.00

All
Roundtable on how to advance research on this topic

15.30-16.00

Coffee and tea, end of workshop