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The Capabilities Approach to Prosperity
The Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit at Lincoln University announces the publication of a new book in August 2018, addressing one of the most pressing issues of our modern age.
For decades, economists have thought their best contribution to wellbeing comes from fostering economic growth. That belief is challenged by persistent problems such as poverty, inequality and the threats to wellbeing from global climate change.
This book offers a new approach to promoting prosperity. It explains how individuals, families, communities and businesses can act to sustain and expand wellbeing. It explains how local and central governments can design economic policies to support wellbeing, and addresses how international collaboration can tackle climate change and other pressing global challenges.
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An Overview of Wellbeing Economics: The Capabilities Approach to Wellbeing
Presentation by Paul Dalziel and Caroline Saunders to the Third International Conference on Wellbeing and Public Policy, Wellington, New Zealand, 5-7 September 2018.