Wellbeing economics and analysis
Traditionally, economics is a social science primarily concerned with production, consumption, and transfer of wealth.
More pluralist approaches to economics draw on diverse voices, perspectives and approaches to understand how to organise society to achieve broader goals, such as ensuring sustainable, resilient and inclusive economies.
Wellbeing economics is about using science and evidence to organise society in a way that optimises wellbeing outcomes.
Our work in this area aims to support you to:
- use and understand the wellbeing data and measures that now exist
- develop the methodology for using wellbeing data and evidence in decision-making, including the field of wellbeing economics.
- increase the use of comparable measures across sectors and disciplines.
What does the analysis tell us?
Go to our data and analysis page to find out more. You may also be interested in:
- How wellbeing can help us unpack what matters in an election
- Our page about the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics
Economic appraisal and valuation
- HM Treasury Green Book Appraisal Guidance
- Guide to wellbeing economic evaluation
- Plugging the gaps: new cost-effectiveness guidance for charities
- Wellbeing in policy: exploring issues of measurement and methodology
- Online course – policy tools: wellbeing impacts and value for money
- Incorporating wellbeing into policy analysis – a paper from the Social Impacts Task Force.