The sound I hear after sending this email in response to a showing of the Economics of Happiness on campus:
The film "economics of happiness" was the major topic of discussion in my senior seminar class yesterday. Several of my students thought that the panel could have used an environmental economist (to my knowledge, no one from the department was invited to participate). I agree, since the "... series focuses on environmental and economic issues ...". I'm sure that if invited to participate in the future we could make every effort to have a representative present the economics angle in a balanced way that would benefit the audience. ...
Here is more on the movie: http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/.
I had hoped to attend the movie and panel discussion along with my students but I was chose my kids first U11 soccer practice instead. If I knew that the economics discipline would receive the one-sided treatment that caused my students concern, I would have found a substitute soccer chauffeur.