Improving wellbeing through evidence-informed policy

Is economic growth essential for wellbeing?

31st January 2012

The meeting explored whether economic growth is essential to our wellbeing in the short and long-term; whether it is possible to move to a new economic model where growth, as currently understood, becomes unnecessary; and how we could we achieve greater wellbeing under such a model.


– Professor Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey
– Anna Coote: Head of social policy for the new economics foundation
– David Skelton: Deputy Director of the think tank ‘Policy Exchange’

– Jo Swinson MP

A recording of the panel speeches can be found here.

Improving wellbeing through evidence-informed policy