GLO/EHERO Sessions on “Happiness Economics” 2022: Report & Videos.

Report on the GLO/EHERO Sessions on “Happiness Economics” during the 2022 Conference of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (3-6 August 2022 in Burlington, Vermont, USA)

The 20th International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) Conference (3-6 August 2022 in Burlington, Vermont) featured three GLO/EHERO Special Sessions in Happiness Economics. The sessions are a signature event of the GLO Cluster Economics of Happiness.

Chaired by GLO Fellow Martijn Hendriks, each of the three sessions featured three presentations, followed by comments by a dedicated discussant and questions from the audience. Two sessions were offered in a hybrid format, with participants online and in-person, and one session was exclusively in-person. The sessions were well-attended and spurred interesting discussions on- and off-line. 

In addition to presentations of research papers, the GLO/EHERO sessions also featured a presentation of the “Happiness and Migration” chapter by GLO Fellow Martijn Hendriks and Martijn Burger from the section “Welfare, Well-being, Happiness” of the forthcoming Springer Nature Handbook “Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics” that is edited by GLO Fellow and Happiness Economics Cluster Lead Milena Nikolova. The Handbook’s Editor-in-Chief is GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann.  

ISQOLS Conference program

For the program of the GLO/HERO sessions see below. The video recordings of the presentations are available here:

GLO/EHERO Happiness Economics Session I:
GLO/EHERO Happiness Economics Session II:
GLO/EHERO Happiness Economics Session III:

Given the success of the sessions, the co-organizers Martijn Hendriks (GLO/EHERO), Martijn Burger (EHERO), and Milena Nikolova (GLO Fellow and Cluster Lead “Economics of Happiness”) will organize again special sessions at the 21st ISQOLS Annual Conference that will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 2023. Further information and call for papers to follow. 

These special sessions are invitation-based to guarantee that the presentations are of high quality. 

GLO – EHERO organizers

Dr. Martijn Hendriks (EHERO and GLO), Dr. Milena Nikolova (University of Groningen and GLO), and Dr. Martijn Burger (EHERO and Open Universiteit).

Featured image: Elijah-Hail-on-Unsplash.

Program of the GLO/EHERO Special Sessions at ISQOLS 2022