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A Happiness Approach to Cost-Benefit Analysis

Please join us for our 43rd annual Administrative Law Symposium:
  • February 15, 2013
  • 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Duke University School of Law, Room 3043*
Duke Law Journal’s 43rd Annual Administrative Law Symposium will focus on the role of well-being analysis in administrative law.  The day will begin will begin with a presentation by Professors John Bronsteen (Loyola Univ. Chicago School of Law), Christopher Buccafusco (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law), and Jonathan Masur (University of Chicago Law), who coauthored an article titled "Well-Being Analysis vs. Cost-Benefit Analysis."  Next, Professor Matthew Adler (Duke Law) will present his piece, titled "Happiness Surveys and Public Policy: What's the Use?"  

We will conclude with an interdisciplinary panel discussing topics such as the reliability of hedonic data, the meaning of welfare, and the merits of cost-benefit analysis versus well-being analysis.  Panel participants include: 

*Room change, 2/11/13