Congress: Advances in Happiness Economics

Researchcenter EHERO (Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organisation) organized a congress titled: 'Advances in Happiness Economics' on 28th and 29th October, 2013. Attendance was open and free for students, scientific staff and the business community.

The congress was organized by EHERO. With its first symposium in June 2012 EHERO introduced itself as a new research center whereby the Erasmus University Rotterdam announced that it would engage in research about Happiness & Economics.

During the upcoming congress EHERO offered developments in happiness research from three different perspectives: Economics, Philosophy and Health Economics. Lecturers of internationally renowned universities presented their latest research findings during the congress. We will start on Monday with a plenary session while the remainder of Monday and Tuesday will be filled with workshops organized by prof. dr. Ruut Veenhoven, prof. dr. Robert Dur and prof. dr. Werner Brouwer. The workshops also included guest lecturers with presentations of various scientific papers on the subject of Happiness and Economics, Philosophy and Health respectively.

Location: Erasmus University Rotterdam, Woudestein.
Registration: M3-15 'Forumzaal'
Plenary session: M3-15 'Forumzaal'
Workshop sessions:
M1-16 'Heidelberg' - Consumption and Happiness.
M2-12 'Shanghai' - Happiness and Caring.
M3-15 'Forumzaal' - Causes and Consequences of Happiness.
Map of the university.

Program:

1st Congressday: Monday 28th October
Plenary session: Chairman prof. dr. Robert Dur

09:00-10:00 

  Reception and registration

10:00 - 10:10
                      

 

Prof. dr. Philip Hans Franses

Opening

Dean Erasmus School of Economics

10:10 – 11:00

 

Prof. dr. Alois Stutzer

Preventive health policies regarding tobacco consumption and happiness

Professor University of Basel

11:00 – 11:45

 

Prof. dr. Ronnie Schöb

Unemployment and Happiness

Professor Freie Universität Berlijn

11:45 – 12:30

 

Prof. dr. Ruut Veenhoven

Roots of Happiness Economics

Professor Erasmus University Rotterdam

12:30 - 13:30  

Lunch

1st Congressday: Monday 28th October
Parallel workshops

13:30 - 15:00

                      

  

Workshop 1: Causes and Consequences of Happiness

Chairman prof.dr. Robert Dur

Erasmus School of Economics
(Link to workshopprogram)

13:30 - 15:00

 

 

Workshop 2: Happiness and Caring

Chairman prof.dr. Werner Brouwer

Institute of Health Management & Policy
(Link to workshopprogram)

13:30 - 15:00

 

 

Workshop 3: Consumption and Happiness

Chairman prof.dr. Ruut Veenhoven

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
(Link to workshopprogram)

15:00 - 15:30

   Break

15:30 - 17:00

   Continuation workshops

17:00

   Snacks & Drinks

Tuesday 29 October: Continuation parallel workshops

9:30 – 15:30
                      

 

Workshop 1: Causes and Consequences of Happiness

Chairman prof.dr. Robert Dur

Erasmus School of Economics
(Link to workshopprogram)

9:30 – 15:30   Workshop 2: Consumption and Happiness

Chairman prof.dr. Ruut Veenhoven                               

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
(Link to workshopprogram)