May 29, 2013
Distinguished Professor Arthur Stone, PhD presented a paper on “Well-being science and public policy—Approaches and applications in the US and UK,” at a workshop on Psychological Science and Behavioral Economics in the Service of Public Policy on May 22, 2103 in Washington, DC. Dr. Stone’s presentation explored the possibilities and challenges of using indices of subjective well-being to guide national policy.
The forum, which was held in the historic Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, was sponsored by National Institute on Aging, the Council of Economic Advisers, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Stone chairs a National Academy of Sciences advisory panel charged with evaluating methods for measuring subjective well-being.