Chiappero Martinetti, Enrica, Marco Grasso, and Stefano Pareglio (2007). "Well-being assessment and policy simulations: toward a micromacro and dynamic integrated view based on the capability approach" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

Aim of this paper is twofold: first of all, the overall goals and structure of the research project will be presented, highlighting the potentiality of the capability approach as an appropriate theoretical framework for describing the quality of life in rich societies as well as for simulating and evaluating the impact of public policies aimed to promote individual well-being. Secondly, the conceptual structure of the dynamic model implemented within this research project will be introduced through a reformulation of the capability approach with the aim to identify the different steps that characterized the well-being production process within the IQUAL model