Session Papers

Topic By
Sub-Theme 1:
Happiness in Global Perspectives: Why we Need a New Paradigm?
Session 1: July 18, 13:45 – 15:15, International Organization towards New Paradigm of Development (Chaired by Savi Phadi, ESCAP)
The OECD Global Project on “Measuring the Progress of Societies” John Hall by Erica (OECD)
Green Growth Concept Mr. Chung by Aneta of UNESCAP
Happiness and a Good Life: The Need for a Secure Future in an Age of Change
Darryl Macer and Sarinya Sophia
Session 6: July 18, 15:30 – 17:00, A Paradigm shift: Perspective from Thailand   (Chaired by Mokbul Morshed Ahmad (AIT))
A Wellbeing Perspective for Understanding Development in Thailand J. Allister McGregor
The Economics of ‘Enough’: Thailand’s ‘Sufficiency Economy’ Debate

Peter Warr
Session 11: July 19, 09:00 – 10:30, Conceptualization of Happiness Platform (Chaired by Prahlad Shekhawat)
Neo-Happiness Approach: Lessons from Past Paradigms to Promote the Inclusion of Happiness in International Development
Catherine M. Fisher
Democratic Selection of Context-specific Capabilities: A Dialogic Procedure to Address Agency, Difference, and Power Juliana Essen
Session 16: July 19, 10:45 – 12:15 Religions Perspectives and Interpretation on Happiness, Chair by Khin Ni Ni Thein (AIT)
Why Buddhist Economics is Needed as a New Paradigm towards Happiness (or Wellness)
Apichai Puntasen
A Buddhist Economics Approach to Employee Volunteer Program: Happiness in the Workplace
Wanna Prayukwong
What Bring Us Happiness? The Contribution of Wisdom as Expressed in Religions, Popular Sayings and Cultural Traditions
Gherardo Girardi
Sub-Theme 2:
Conceptualization of Happiness and Indicators
Session 2: July 18, 13:45 – 15:15,  Concept and Indicator: Experience from Thailand
Green and Happiness Index Mrs. Juthamas Barameechai
Understanding Perceptions of What Is Important to Subjective Quality of Life: Using the Global Person Generated Index in Northeast Thailand Faith Martin (U. of Bath)
Needs, Wants, and Wellbeing: Perceived Needs in Northeast and South Thailand Laura Camfield (U. of Bath)
Session 7: July 18, 15:30 – 17:00, Materialization and Happiness (Chaired by Suttilak, MU)
Can People Create and Transform Material Wealth to Enhance their Quality of Life Hiromi Yamakushi & Buapan Promphakping
Thai Youth Happiness: Evidences form Kanchanabiri Province
Wanippol Mahaarcha & Sirinan Kittisuksathit
Sub-Theme 3:
Local Interpretation on National Happiness
Session 12: July 19, 09:00 – 10:30, Driving Factors of Happiness in Nations  (Chaired by Kittiwat Uchupalananda)
Social Cohesion, Life Styles, Learning Society and Innovation System: Decoding of Happiness Infrastructure from Scandinavian Experiences Pun-Arj C.
How Happy are the People in Bhutan? A Study from the Perspective of Quality of Life
Vijay Kumar Shrotryia
Japan's Development: what economic growth, human development and subjective well-being measures tell us about?
Takayoshi Kusago
Session 17: July 19, 10:45 – 12:15, Localization of Happiness: Thailand Empirical Study (Chaired by Buapan Promphakping)
Happiness in Thailand: Basic needs and Wealth in a Context of Rapid Change Laura Camfield (U. of Bath)
A Feeling of Self-Sufficiency and Happiness Among Thai Population Rossarin Gray and Roongthong Kramanon
Sub-Theme 4:
Happiness and Socio-Economic Policy
Session 3: July 18, 13:45 – 15:15, Domain of Happiness (Chaired by Kriengsak Charoenwongsak (SSAT))
Happiness and Domain Satisfaction Richard A. Easterlin and Onnicha S.
And What About the Family Back Home? International Migration and Happiness Fernando Borraz
Happiness and Economic Development Targets in Thailand Kriengsak Chareonwongsak
Session 8: July 18, 15:30 – 17:00, Role and Impact of Social Capital 1 (Chaired by Sununta Siengthai (AIT))
Collective Action: Contested Values in the Pursuit of Well-Being in Thailand Buapun Promphakping
The Roles of Human, Social and Cultural Resources in Adapting Livelihood Strategies to Meet Well-Being Aspirations in Contemporary Thailand
Awae Masae (KKU)
Session 13: July 19, 09:00 – 10:30, Role and Impact of Social Capital 2 (Chaired by Suthiphand Chirathivat (CU))
The Distribution of Resources, Population Happiness and Public Policy
Robert A. Cummins
A New Perspective on Social Development: Social Quality and its Potential Role for Public Policy Making in Asia and the Pacific
Tetsuo Ogawa
Putting a Price Tag on Friends, Relatives, and Neighbours: Using Surveys of life Satisfaction to Value Social Relationships
Natthavudh Powthavee
Measurement scales and depression
Robert A. Cummins
Session 18: July 19, 10:45 – 12:15, Role and Impact of Social Capital 3 (Chaired by Awae Masae (KKU))
Income and Happiness: Evidence, Explanations and Economic Implications
Paul Frijters
Subjective Well-Being in Low Income Countries: Positional, Relational and Social Capital Components Francesco Sarracino
Transnational Migration in GMS Dr. Maneemai Tongyoo (CERP)
Sub-Theme 5: Technology and Happiness 
Session 4: July 18, 14:00 – 15:30 (Opening Remarks by Prof. Dr. Yongyuth, Minister of Science and Technology) Chaired by Craig Smith
Can Science and Technology Help Us Achieve Happiness 
Designing technology for health and happiness: 3 cases from Intel Corporation. John Sherry 
Design OASIS
Prof Alvind Loyado
Can Science and Technology Help us Achieve Happiness
Yongyuth Yuthavong
Session 9: July 18, 16:00 – 17:00 Role of Neuro-Science on Happiness (Chaired by Soraj Hongladarom)
Neuroscience as a Source of GNH Measures: The Challenges Ahead Craig Smith
Session 14: July 19, 09:00 – 10:30 Technological Application to Leverage Standard of Living (Chaired by Said Irandoust, AIT)
Happiness through Independent Living: Best Practice in Assistive Technology Development in Thailand Wantanee Phantachat (NECTEC)
Enhancing Technological Capabilities for Happiness: Lessons From Thailand Nathabhol Khantachai
Passionate Production and the Happiness Surplus
Michel Bauwens
Session 19: July 19, 10:45 – 12:15, ICT Application: Lessons from Bhutan and Thailand (Chaired by Dasho Tashi Phonsog, Bhutan)
ICT for happiness in Thailand: Revisiting Past, Understanding Present and Envisioning Future Roles of NECTEC Pansak (NECTEC)
Geographical Information System - A Tool for Bridging Digital Divide in Bhutan
Binu Thomas & Th. Shanta Kumar
The Study of Love Happiness in Computer-Mediated Communication Research Pataraporn Jaruhirunsakul
 Selected Topics (Room 5)
Session 5: July 18, 13:45 – 15:15,  Health Aspect of Happiness (Chaired by Peter Haddawy (AIT))
The Impact of Providing Informal Care on Self Reported Well-Being Bernard Van Den Berg
Well-Being, Health and the Value of Life Bernard Van Den Berg
The Trauma of Modernity and its Well-Being of Disparity
Ian Morley
Session 10: July 18, 15:30 – 17:00,  Labor Market Aspect of Happiness 
Trade Union Membership and Happiness at Work: Lessons from Eastern & Western European Labor Markets
Thomas Lange
Can a "Force Saving" Policy Enhance the Future Happiness of the Society? A Survey study of the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) policy in Hong Kong
Thomas Wai-Kee Yuen
Does Job Change Lead to Greater Satisfaction? Evidence from South Korea Onnicha Sawangfa
Session 15: July 19, 09:00 – 10:30, Happiness, Pluralism and Self Identification (Chaired by Prof. ATM Nural Amin)
Students' Happiness and Well-Being. The Case of University of Algarve Julio Mendes
How Un-Severing Our Celestial Tie to the Environment will Make Us Happier C. Fiifi Odoom
Happiness & Freedom in a World of Heterogeneous Values
Paolo Verme