Links about Happynomics (please report to or tweet @ahrenner if any is broken or unappropriated):

Our (discontinued) page in FB:

Social Value International (formerly Social Impact Analysis Association; which I´m a proud member of):

The Club of Rome (I´m also a proud member of the Spanish Chapter):

The Economist does not like happiness:

NEF´s got it:

World Database of Happyness:

UN World Happyness Report:

At Wikipedia, happiness economics:

Emerson on blended value:

Brooks on Cowen and post-materialism:

Porter and Kramer on shared value:

A literary reference, not our concept, in fact:
” As they flew over the crematorium, the plane shot upwards on the column of hot air rising from the chimneys, only to fall as suddenly when it passed into the descending chill beyond.
“What a marvellous switchback!” Lenina laughed delightedly.
But Henry’s tone was almost, for a moment, melancholy. “Do you know what that switchback was?” he said. “It was some human being finally and definitely disappearing. Going up in a squirt of hot gas. It would be curious to know who it was–a man or a woman, an Alpha or an Epsilon. …” He sighed. Then, in a resolutely cheerful voice, “Anyhow,” he concluded, “there’s one thing we can be certain of; whoever he may have been, he was happy when he was alive. Everybody’s happy now.”
“Yes, everybody’s happy now,” echoed Lenina. They had heard the words repeated a hundred and fifty times every night for twelve years”.
A. Huxley, Brave New World

Cohen on the Happynomics of life:

Bergheim on the happy variety of capitalism:

Burson-Marsteller on Happynomics:

General interestring ideas at Action for Happiness:

The Easterling Paradox:

The social progress imperative:

Program Evaluation and Social Research Methods from The International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP)

Links to assessment and evaluation resources at Purdue

League of Pragmatic Optimists (LOPO):

Economics of happyness at Brookings Institution:

Easterlin paradox revisited

Easterlin paradox revisited II (by A. Nasser):

Henry Mintzberg on Rebalancing Society:

Early influencers in Neighbourhood Economics:

International Journal of Wellbeing:

The Happynomics of life by Cohen:

Public Value:

The P2P Foundation:

The SiG Knowledge Hub, learning resources about creating conditions for social innovation and examples in Canada and around the world:

On Eudaemonia – Seligman

Local Futures/International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide. “Rather than attempting to solve every problem by ‘growing the economy’, we need to focus instead on meeting real human and ecological needs through awakening to our spiritual ties to community and nature – through an ‘economics of happiness’:

The International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL), established in 1993, is a non-profit society to advance the scientific study of health-related quality of life and other patient-centered outcomes to identify effective interventions, enhance the quality of health care and promote the health of populations:

At the Institute for New Economic Thinking – Oxford Martin School, they believe that “for much of the twentieth century economics was dominated by ideas that humans are perfectly rational, markets are perfectly efficient, institutions are optimally designed, and that market economies tend to self-correct, finding an equilibrium that delivers the best social outcome. New economic thinking takes a more realistic view that embraces the messy reality of the economy. It sees the economy as a dynamic, complex, evolving, network of interacting, heterogeneous individuals and institutions who who don’t always behave rationally and have limited information, but nonetheless learn, are innovative, and evolve over time.”:

The Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship at the LSE aims to increase the impact and effectiveness of private action for public benefit through research, teaching and convening:

In February 2016, the UAE Government created the post of Minister of State for Happiness and appointed Her Excellency Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi as the Minister. Her main responsibility was to harmonise all government plans, programmes and policies to achieve a happier society:

Thomas Piketty argues that Simon Kuznets mistook (while formulating Kuznets curve) the 1930-1950 decrease in inequality for the endpoint of its development. Since 1950, inequality has again reached pre-WW II levels.

On 12 December 2017, Rethinking Economics and the New Weather Institute published ’33 Theses for an Economics Reformation’ to mark 500 years since the Catholic Reformation. The Theses, which were endorsed by students and economists and nailed to the doors of the London School of Economics, are reproduced below:

El pasado 12 de diciembre, coincidiendo con el 500 aniversario de las tesis de Lutero, un grupo de economistas y estudiantes ‘clavaron’ en la London School of Economics un listado de recomendaciones para proceder a una Reforma de la Economía, que se reproducen aquí:

Prof. Andrew J. Oswald webpage:

” Economics in universities is narrow, uncritical and detached from the real world. It is dogmatically taught from one perspective as if it is the only legitimate way to study the economy. There is no room for the critical discussion and debate that is essential for any student to engage with real world economic problems. Seminars are focused on memorising and regurgitating academic theory, whilst exams test how well students can solve abstract equations. (…) Citizens confident in discussing economic issues and applying the basic tools of economic analysis are citizens confident in holding economic decision-makers to account. (…) Today’s economics students are tomorrow’s policymakers – we think it’s vital that they are trained to think critically, independently and with an understanding of the real-world. “

A pioneer of the new economy movement, Local Futures has been raising awareness for four decades about the need to shift direction – away from dependence on global monopolies, and towards decentralized, regional economies. It all started in 1978 when Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page founded ‘The Ladakh Project’ in India, which was in essence the start of Local Futures (formerly called ISEC).

Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (CMEPSP), generally referred to as the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission after the surnames of its leaders:

OECD Measuring Well-being and Progress: Well-being Research:

Everything you need to become happier, according to science: “Happinness in an inner job”:
This is the moment to go beyond GDP:
History of Economics Diversity Caucus, a voluntary and international association of scholars working to promote diversity, inclusion, and pluralism within this discipline:  “We see the purpose of our efforts as two-fold: 1) to make our profession more diverse and inclusive, and 2) to encourage diversity and pluralism in terms of the topics we research.”

La esencia de la felicidad: