PUBPOL 590-03: Well-being Economics

Spring 2022

Instructor: Dirk Philipsen

How do we build an economy that prioritizes human welfare over economic growth? How do we serve ecological, economic and social goals within corresponding constraints? How do we understand and evaluate progress?

This course examines the theory and practice of well-being economics. Drawing on local, regional and national resources it engages expertise and solutions across disciplines and sectors. The course also operationalizes well-being economics principles through a semester-long project capstone. It will use issues in political economy and sustainability to help students develop their analytic, writing and oral presentation skills.

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