A scientific approach to improving quality of life

The Happiness Research Institute is an independent think tank exploring why some societies are happier than others. The mission is to inform decision-makers of the causes and effects of human happiness, make subjective well-being part of the public policy debate, and improve overall quality of life for citizens across the world.

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New report out now:
What is the future of wellbeing in an ageing world?

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Recent publications

Wellbeing Adjusted Life Years

A universal metric to quantify the happiness return on investment 

How can we produce the greatest happiness return for humankind? Would it be better to reduce loneliness, diabetes, or air pollution by 50%?  The Happiness Research Institute and Leaps by Bayer have developed a new impact metric to help provide answers to these questions.

The Happiness Online Course 

Take "The Happiness Course" which teaches about the science-based principles and practices for living happier lives.

We are offering 50% off the course with the code: STAYATHOME

The institute's news feed 

March 20, 2021

4 min read

New study: Loneliness is the greatest threat to wellbeing in Europe

March 20, 2020 

4 min read

A happiness report overshadowed by COVID

January 10, 2020

25 min video

Why are Scandinavians so happy?

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