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World Wellbeing Panel now organized by Barcelona GSE

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This year, the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics assumed the organization of the World Wellbeing Panel (WWP), in collaboration with the London School of Economics, Victoria University of Wellington, and the University of Queensland.

The WWP aims to promote wellbeing as the ultimate purpose of all major decision makers, particularly government. Several times a year, a panel of more than 50 economists, sociologists, behavioral scientists, and public policy experts from institutions in 15 countries are called upon to answer survey questions of relevance to wellbeing policy. These surveys foster debate which, over time, should lead to better policies and decisions.

The WWP launched in 2016 as part of the Wellbeing Program at the LSE Center for Economic Performance (CEP) under Professor Paul Frijters. It is now directed by Professor Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell (IAE-CSIC and Barcelona GSE), with a managing committee that includes Professor Frijters, Professor Tony Beatton (Queensland), and Professor Arthur Grimes (Victoria University of Wellington).

See the list of all World Wellbeing Panel members

A timely survey: the impact of COVID-19 on wellbeing

silhouette of a woman looking out a windowThe first WWP survey organized by the Barcelona GSE asked the expert panel "How can we maintain well-being during isolation while facing huge emotional stress from the threat of the COVID-19 virus?" The results were published this week on the WWP's web page on the Barcelona GSE Website.

Read the WWP survey results on COVID-19 and wellbeing


More Barcelona GSE research partnerships

Data for Research in Social Sciences (DataResSS)
in partnership with the Statistical Institute of Catalonia (IDESCAT)

Institute for Political Economy and Governance (IPEG)
in partnership with Universitat Pompeu Fabra and “la Caixa” Foundation, with the support of the Government of Catalonia

Study the Economics of Public Policy

The Barcelona GSE Master's Program in Economics of Public Policy prepares students for analytical positions at public institutions, international organizations, consulting firms, research institutions, and think tanks.