The Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy

Matthew D. Adler


Oxford University Press

  • Identifies the tools and methodologies for evaluating and improving government policy in light of the effect of policies on individual well-being
  • Approaches the topic from an interdisciplinary perspective by drawing on economics, philosophy and psychology
  • Comprehensively reviews methodologies of assessing policies including GDP, inequality and poverty metrics, cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and social welfare functions; conceptions of individual well-being such as preference-based, hedonic/happiness, and objective goods; and of tools for measuring well-being
  • Authored by leading scholars from Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Spain, Sweden, UK, and US