Call for papers

3rd International Conference on Wellbeing & Public Policy - Wellington

Due Date
30 Apr 2018

Conference themes are:

  • Wellbeing and inequality
  • Culture, indigeneity and wellbeing (incorporating Māori wellbeing)
  • Wellbeing, hope and perceptions of the future 
  • Sustainability, capital stocks and wellbeing
  • Children’s wellbeing
  • Wellbeing, utilitarianism and the capabilities approach
  • Technology and wellbeing
  • Wellbeing - cause or effect?
  • Wellbeing: policy and practice.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are due by 30th April. Submission should include author’s full name and affiliation, paper’s title and a short abstract - no longer than 250 words. To submit an abstract please visit the conference website.

Speakers confirmed so far include: Edward Diener (University of Utah and the University of Virginia, US); Martin Burger (Director, Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organisation, the Netherlands); Jan-Emmanuel De Neve (Associate Professor Economics and Strategy, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford); Carla Anne Houkamau (Associate Professor, University of Auckland).


Language of submission

All abstracts must be submitted in English only.

Notification of acceptance

All completed abstracts will be reviewed. You will be informed by email of the acceptance status of your abstract by 14th May 2018.


All presenters are required to register and pay the Conference registration fee in order to be included in the program and to present on site. Registration and payment of registration fee by presenters of accepted abstracts must be completed no later than 28th May 2018.


Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference mobile app and on the website. By submitting an abstract, authors agree to publication.


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