PhD completed, I work as a researcher in a consulting firm
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Hi, my name is Renaud Gaucher. I like dancing salsa and reading social sciences papers. I got a PhD in happiness studies. My thesis was about innovation in measuring well-being and well-being at work. I am also interested in happiness and public policy as well as happiness and finance, so I wrote papers on these topics. If you have a question or a demand, feel free to contact me. Thanks for your time and have a nice day. Renaud
November 2013 - present
- Corporate researcher
March 2013 - September 2013
- Corporate researcher
The study of well-being is aimed at contributing to greater well-being for a greater number of people. This study faces two main issues. One, there are various ways to define well-being. Well-being can be defined as an objective construct. In this vein, well-being is related to economic, social or ecological circumstances. Well-being can also be de...
There is a great demand for information on how workers evaluate the quality of their jobs. In response to this demand, a multitude of questionnaires has been developed, which are presented under different names and stress different aspects of work life. It is therefore difficult to see what questionnaire is best suited to one’s information demand....
Happiness and efficient public spending are considered to be two desirable goals. In this paper, I consider happiness in the sense of how much one likes the life one leads (Veenhoven, 1984), and emphasize negative utilitarianism (Popper, 1952) as the best approach for promoting happiness in public policies. An ethical framework about public policie...
The Day Reconstruction Method (DRM) is a time-diary, in which respondents record how they spent their time during the previous day and how they felt during these activities. We propose an adaptation of this interrogation technique to the work setting and call this adaptation the Work Day Reconstruction Method (W-DRM). The W-DRM is designed to focus...
Many indicators are used to measure the quality of life of people and, consequently, these can be used to inform us about the quality of public policies. We propose to clarify this situation by asking one simple question: What is really important for us as an individual? This question can be asked to anyone and we could build a main indicator for p...
New techniques for multiple moment assessment allow us to assess how people feel at different times of the day. These techniques are mostly used to assess how well people feel during particular activities, such as during work or childcare. In this paper we focus on the difference in how well people feel at work and at home. The following questions...
The goal of happiness finance is to ensure that the finance system of the future will be developed to promote the happiness of every single one of us, while at the same time, advances in the science of happiness will spread throughout the research and practice of finance to make it more efficient. Happiness finance is distinguished from happiness e...
We propose a method to optimize the relationship between the happiness of people and public spending. This method is useful for any local, regional, national or supranational authority. We consider happiness in the sense of life satisfaction. We emphasize negative utilitarianism as the best approach for promoting happiness in public policies. Our m...
Bonjour Professeur, il existe déjà une revue francophone, Science et Bonheur, qui a notamment été développé par Gaël Brûlé. Après, rien ne vous empêche d'en créer une autre! Belle journée à vous. Renaud