In 2023, BeWell will host its fourth annual meeting. It will take place at Freie Universität Berlin and again offer opportunities for early-career researchers from various disciplines to present their current work on topics related to well-being. The meeting will be organised by Clemens Hetschko, Ronnie Schöb and Tom Günther.Date: 27th-28th February 2023 Location: Henry-Ford-Building, Freie Universität Berlin Keynote: Bruno Frey (University of Basel)
Members of our network usually get together on an annual basis to discuss their latest research and new ideas. In the following, you can find some information to each of our meetings thus far.
In 2022, members of BeWell met for the first time in-person since the beginning of the pandemic. The meeting in honor of Ronnie Schöb was held at Leucorea in Lutherstadt-Wittenberg. In his keynote, Alois Stutzer presented his work joint work with Reto Odermatt on people's systematic prediction errors in their evaluation of future well-being and consequences for individual welfare. In our parallel sessions, we discussed novel measures of well-being, the effect of the pandemic and various topics on well-being and public policy.
Our meeting was recognized by the local media where Clemens Hetschko gave an interview on the general scope of well-being research.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic our second meeting had to be postponed to 2021 and was organized as a series of weekly online sessions at the beginning of the year. It featured interesting talks on the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Well-being, the value of household work and the causal effect of emotions on anti-immigration sentiments, amongst others.
In 2019, soon-to-be members of BeWell met for the first time at Freie Universität to exchange their work and ideas on well-being research across disciplines. The presentations investigated how subjective well-being is related to unemployment, overeducation, age and green self-image amongst others. The great success of our first meeting was reflected in the official founding of the Berlin Network of Research on Well-Being in 2020.