Public Talk by Mona Ahmadiani “Measuring Human Flourishing: Concepts, Opportunities, and Challenges”

Wednesday, November 14th, 4 p.m. in Kirby B02.

Mona Ahmadiani (from WFU’s Eudaimonia Institute) earned her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Georgia. Her primary research focuses on topics in environmental and natural resource economics and economics of happiness, with emphasis on the environmental domain of subjective measure of well-being (SWB). She also performs research on different sub-components of SWB such as life evaluation and eudaimonia using quantitative research methods to demonstrate how the integration of different dimensions of SWB with various conventional economic measures serve to inform policy. The second line of her research centers on climate adaptation and community resilience in the face of natural disasters including the welfare change analysis of risk communication and protective measures.