The Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy by Matthew D. AdlerThe Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy by Matthew D. Adler

The Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy

EditorMatthew D. Adler, Marc Fleurbaey

Hardcover | May 19, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info

$173.25 online 
$192.50 list price save 10%
Earn 866 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


What are the methodologies for assessing and improving governmental policy in light of well-being? The Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment of this topic. The contributors draw from welfare economics, moral philosophy, andpsychology and are leading scholars in these fields. The Handbook includes thirty chapters divided into four Parts. Part I covers the full range of methodologies for evaluating governmental policy and assessing societal condition-including the leading approaches in current use by policymakers and academics, and emerging techniques. Part II focuses onthe nature of well-being itself. What, indeed, constitutes an individual's welfare? What makes her life go better or worse? Part III addresses the measurement of well-being and the thorny topic of interpersonal comparisons. How can we construct a meaningful scale of individual welfare, which allowsfor comparisons of well-being levels and differences, both within one individual's life, and across lives? Finally, Part IV reviews the major challenges to designing governmental policy around individual well-being.
Matthew Adler is Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Philosophy, and Public Policy at Duke University. He works at the intersection of law, welfare economics, social choice theory, and normative ethics. Adler previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and has been a visiting professor at...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public PolicyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:944 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:May 19, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199325812

ISBN - 13:9780199325818

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

1. Matthew D. Adler and Marc Fleurbaey: IntroductionPART I: METHODS OF POLICY ASSESSMENT2. Paul Schreyer: GDP and Welfare3. Robin Boadway: Cost-Benefit Analysis4. Frank A. Cowell: Inequality and Poverty Measures5. John A. Weymark: Social Welfare Functions6. Jose Maria Abellan, Carmen Herrero, and Jose-Luis Pinto-Prades: QALY-Based Cost Effectiveness Analysis7. William Thomson: Fair Allocation8. Francois Maniquet: Social Ordering Functions9. Satya R. Chakravarty and Maria Ana Lugo: Multidimensional Indicators of Inequality and Poverty10. Daniel Fujiwara and Paul Dolan: Happiness-Based Policy AnalysisPART II: CONCEPTIONS OF WELL-BEING11. Krister Bykvist: Preference-Based Views of Well-Being12. Daniel M. Haybron: Mental-State Approaches to Well-Being13. Thomas Hurka: Objective Goods14. Richard E. Lucas: Subjective Well-Being in Psychology15. Carol Graham: Subjective Well-Being in EconomicsPART III: MEASURING WELL-BEING: A DEBATE16. Marc Fleurbaey: Equivalent Income17. Matthew D. Adler: Extended Preferences18. Andrew E. Clark: SWB as a Measure of Individual Well-Being19. Koen Decancq and Dirk Neumann: Does the Choice of Well-Being Measure Matter Empirically? An Illustration with German Data20. Richard Arneson: Does Fairness Require a Multidimensional Approach?21. Sabina Alkire: The Capability Approach22. Thomas Pogge and Scott Wisor: Measuring Poverty: A Proposal23. Jean-Yves Duclos and Luca Tiberti: Multidimensional Poverty Indices: A Critical AssessmentPART IV: CHALLENGES FOR POLICY ASSESSMENT24. Philippe Mongin and Marcus Pivato: Social Evaluation under Risk and Uncertainty25. Francisco H.G. Ferriera and Vito Peragine: Individual Responsibility and Equality of Opportunity26. D.S. Prasada Rao: Welfare Comparisons with Heterogeneous Prices, Consumption, and Preferences27. P.A. Chiappori: Welfare and the Household28. Eldar Shafir: Preference Inconsistency: A Psychological Perspective29. Gregory Ponthire: Lifetime Well-Being, Mortality Risk, and Public Policy30. John Broome: The Well-Being of Future Generations