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Measuring National Well-Being – what matters to you?

You are warmly invited to attend a debate on the measurement of national well-being hosted by Judge Business School and the Well-Being Institute, University of Cambridge on behalf of the Office for National Statistics.

You are warmly encouraged to contribute your views and ideas as part of the national debate; you can either submit questions in advance when registering or raise issues from the floor.

Please register for the event at http://whatmatterstoyou.eventbrite.com

Measuring National Well-Being – what matters to you?

Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Wednesday 23rd March, 2011, 6.00 – 7.30 Debate

7.30 Drinks Reception

The Office for National Statistics is developing a set of measures of national well-being to complement economic measures - such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - that until now have underpinned evaluations of 'how the UK is doing'. The argument is that national well-being cannot be understood by looking at economic measures alone. The National Statistician has accordingly launched a nationwide debate with the aim of understanding the dimensions and key features of national well-being – or, more simply, determining what things matter to people.

The Cambridge event will take the form of a 'Question Time' debate, chaired by the BBC's Claudia Hammond. Panellists will be:


·         Jen Beaumont, Social Trends Branch Head, Office for National Statistics

·         Andrew Gamble, Professor of Politics, Head of Department of Politics and International Studies & Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

·      David Halpern, Director, Behavioural Insights Team, Cabinet Office

·      Felicia Huppert, Professor of Psychology & Director of the Well-Being Institute, University of Cambridge

·      Simon Learmount, Director of the Executive MBA, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

·       Nic Marks, Founder of the Centre for Well-Being, Fellow at the New Economics Foundation

Posted on 22/03/2011

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