Friday Oct 27, 2023

Dr. Cahit Guven: Measuring Happiness — From Personal Lives to Public Policy | Sero Boost #38

In this episode of Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast, host Lu Ngo engages in a fascinating conversation with Dr. Cahit Guven, a renowned global econometrician at XERO, exploring the art of measuring happiness— from individual smiles to the societal policies shaping our lives.

Dr. Cahit, a respected expert in applied econometrics with a Ph.D. in Economics, shares insights from over a decade of research on happiness and well-being. His work has been featured in esteemed publications and garnered attention from international media outlets like the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. Recently, his research on marriage quality and happiness has made waves in Psychology Today.

In this episode, Dr. Cahit discusses the profound connections between social responsibility and happiness across different regions. He offers policy recommendations to enhance social responsibility, thereby boosting overall societal happiness. Lu and Dr. Cahit explore how individuals can collaboratively foster social responsibility within their communities, positively impacting both personal contentment and public well-being.

Tune in for a thought-provoking discussion on the intricate relationship between personal happiness and its broader societal implications.

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