I wanted to connect the happiness research I'd been doing over the years with what was happening, or indeed not happening, in the world.
Most researchers use the UN's Human Development Index to measure each country's progress, but that system has flaws. A new, simplified index aims to do it better.
Lifting the standards of rural and remote students to the those of urban students could boost the economy by 3.3%
Can happiness really be mapped?
Wednesday's national accounts were good, perhaps as good as they'll get.
Economists, politicians and the media watch GDP closely. But it isn't the best way to measure the health of the US economy.
US quarterly GDP is at its highest point since 2014, but it's unlikely to last for a number of reasons.
The methods used to measure gross domestic product are being criticised for excluding the unpaid work done by women.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has to show that he's a decisive leader who can take unpopular decisions.
The construction sector works on a bit of a time lag. So there are a bunch of projects underway that were premised on the loose credit of recent years.
Earth has limited resources, so we can't keep using them up. We need to look post-growth.
GDP has many flaws. We need a better way to measure economic progress.
Despite the technological advances that humanity has known for millennia, the standard of living did not begin to rise until around 1800.
South Africa will be well advised to start preparing itself for an International Monetary Fund programme as the country faces a deepening economic crisis.
Academics deliver their verdict on Philip Hammond.
The problem with Africa's model of industrial growth is that it privileges the formal at the expense of the informal and big corporations at the expense of small businesses.
Although Puerto Ricans are American citizens, what happens on the island tends to stay there, at least in terms of economic data.
South Africa waits with bated breath for the 2017 medium term budget policy statement from new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, as it might reveal key signals of where economic policy is headed.
A new accounting system that goes beyond the capitalist understanding of value is bubbling under and could topple capitalism itself.
Theresa May wants to rapidly increase the supply of affordable homes, but will have to tread carefully on Britain's talismanic property wealth.