Introducing the economics of happiness

Green Templeton College Outreach Talks 2019

Monday 10 June 2019   17:30


Karl Overdick, PhD student in Management at the University of Oxford


EP Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College

In the last decades, a new field of economics has been built upon the principle that everyone tries to be as happy as they can be, aiming to quantify and study happiness, as well as trying to understand what can be done to maximise it from the personal and policy point of view.

In this talk, Karl Overdick, PhD student in Management at the University of Oxford, will provide an introductory and balanced view of what the field of subjective wellbeing has found in the last few decades since its inception.

This is the third of the Green Templeton Outreach Talks, funded by a Green Templeton College Academic Initiatives Grant.

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Wednesday 15 May, 17:30
Carlos Outeiral, Oxford PhD student, National Quantum Technologies Hub

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Friday 31 May, 17:30
Rosemary Walmsley, PhD student, Big Data Institute, University of Oxford

Should we vaccinate children against addictions? Some ethical considerations
Thursday 27 June, 17:30
Lovro Savić, PhD student in Public Health Ethics, University of Oxford

The idea of the Outreach Talks is to allow Green Templeton College students to share their knowledge with an inexpert audience. Each talk will be informal, lasting around 30-40 minutes, followed by discussion over refreshments.

EP Abraham Lecture Theatre
Green Templeton College
43 Woodstock Road

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