International Journal of Happiness and Development

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Mak B. Arvin
ISSN online: 2049-2804
ISSN print: 2049-2790
4 issues per year
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IJHD is an interdisciplinary journal that seeks to broaden our understanding of 'happiness' and how it may relate to development from economic, political, psychological, and/or sociological perspectives. The journal entertains all definitions of happiness, including 'subjective well-being' or 'life satisfaction' – commonly used terms in economics. It welcomes rigorous and scientific papers that provide theoretical or empirical investigations which improve our understanding of how happiness is generated and how it may relate to development – interpreted at both micro and macro levels.

 



 Topics covered include

  • Determinants of happiness
  • Consequences of happiness
  • Individual or cross-country studies
  • Human behaviour and choice
  • Human development
  • Living standards and quality of life
  • Education, health and happiness
  • Gender equity and happiness
  • Technology, communications, infrastructure and happiness
  • Trade, environment and happiness
  • Foreign aid, other international flows and happiness
  • Income inequality and happiness
  • Inequality of happiness
  • Charity and happiness
  • Additional topics, such as those at http://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/

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Objectives

The objective of IJHD is to encourage applied and pragmatic critical analysis of issues relating to happiness and development. The journal seeks to establish an effective channel of communication between researchers, policy makers, practitioners and readers interested in individual or societal happiness. IJHD contributes to policy debate or controversies which reflect a range of views on the causes of increased happiness and the consequences of individual or country levels of happiness.


Readership

IJHD engages a broad and international audience. Its content is essential reading for academics, researchers, public servants, advocates, journalists and policy makers.


Contents

IJHD publishes original papers, review papers, case studies and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in happiness, well-being and development are occasionally published.


 

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Editor in Chief

  • Arvin, Mak B., Trent University, Canada
    (marvin@trentu.ca)

    Associate Editors

    • Graham, Carol, Brookings Institution and University of Maryland, USA
    • McGillivray, Mark, Deakin University, Australia

    Book Review Editor

    • Lew, Byron, Trent University, Canada

    Editorial Board Members

    • Arnott, Richard, University of California – Riverside, USA
    • Bahmani, Sahar, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, USA
    • Baltatescu, Sergiu, University of Oradea, Romania
    • Bartram, David, University of Leicester, UK
    • Bruni, Luigino, Università LUMSA, Italy
    • Clark, Andrew, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
    • Cummins, Robert, Deakin University, Australia
    • Dabir-Alai, Parviz, Richmond American International University in London (RAIUL), UK
    • Delle Fave, Antonella, University of Milan, Italy
    • Dunn, Elizabeth, University of British Columbia, Canada
    • Dutt, Amitava, University of Notre Dame, USA
    • Easterlin, Richard, University of Southern California, USA
    • Frey, Bruno, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    • Gan, Christopher, Lincoln University, New Zealand
    • Gilbert, Daniel, Harvard University, USA
    • Guisan, Carmen, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    • Hartog, Joop, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Justinek, Gorazd, Graduate School of Government and European Studies and International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia
    • Kaliterna Lipovčan, Ljiljana, Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences, Croatia
    • Kittiprapas, Sauwalak, International Research Associates for Happy Societies (IRAH) and Rangsit University, Thailand
    • Lahiri, Sajal, Southern Illinois University, USA
    • Macleod, Andrew, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
    • Moller, Valerie, Rhodes University, South Africa
    • Munasinghe, Mohan, Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND), Sri Lanka
    • Pradhan, Ruda P., Indian Institute of Technology, India
    • Pugno, Maurizio, University of Cassino, Italy
    • Radcliff, Benjamin, University of Notre Dame, USA
    • Raimondos-Møller, Pascalis, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
    • Rena, Ravinder, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
    • Schöenherr, Siegfried, University of Munich, Germany
    • Sharpe, Andrew, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, Canada
    • Stevenson, Betsey, University of Michigan, USA
    • Stutzer, Alois, University of Basel, Switzerland
    • Thin, Neil, University of Edinburgh, UK
    • Tiliouine, Habib, University of Oran, Algeria
    • Tonon, Graciela, Universidad de Palermo and Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Argentina
    • Veenhoven, Ruut, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

     

    A few essentials for publishing in this journal

     

    • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
    • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (taken to mean more than 50%) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
    • All our articles are refereed through a double-blind process.
    • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors is available.

     

    Submission process

     

    All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.

    Read our Submitting articles page.

     

     

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