BEST/World Wellbeing Panel


The World Wellbeing Panel (WWP) promotes wellbeing as the ultimate purpose of all major decision makers, particularly government.

To this end, the WWP asks an international panel of experts questions of relevance to wellbeing policy. The answers are given on personal title. This poll fosters debates about policy in terms of its impacts on wellbeing, which over time should lead to better policies and decisions.

The panel launched in 2016 as part of the Wellbeing Program at the LSE Center for Economic Performance (CEP) under Professor Paul Frijters. It is now directed by Professor Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell (IAE-CSIC and BSE). BEST’s Dr Tony Beatton is on the management committee of The World Wellbeing Panel and as such, BEST gains free access to the World Wellbeing Panel survey results, reports, news releases and reading lists.

View the original website HERE.


Past World Wellbeing Panel surveys

Original Source: Barcelona School of Economics –

World Wellbeing Panel Reading List

The World Wellbeing Panel (WWP) shares their picks for relevant papers in the wellbeing literature.

The Wellbeing Reading List

BEST/World Wellbeing Panel – News Releases

December 2021
January 2022
February 2022
March 2022
April 2022
May 2022
June – August 2022
September 2022

Wellbeing cost-benefit analysis as a new tool for government (Prof. Paul Frijters)