Monica Guillen-Royo

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Academic interests

Mònica's interdisciplinary research addresses the relationship between different dimensions of consumption and wellbeing in developed and developing countries.

Her work covers a wide range of research questions concerning the linkages between consumption and wellbeing from hedonic and eudemonic perspectives both at the theoretical and empirical levels. Drawing on the economics of happiness, she has undertaken studies based on regression analysis to understand the relationship between consumption comparisons, materialist values, motives for consumption, television viewing and subjective wellbeing indicators. Drawing on Max-Neef’s Human Scale Development proposal she has studied how societies can engage in transition towards sustainability and wellbeing and the way researchers can activate and contribute to such transitions. The underpinnings of her latter research are summarized in her recent book Sustainability and Wellbeing: Human Scale Development in Practice.

Mònica’s current research interest continue spanning the two pillars of her research connecting sustainable consumption to subjective and objective wellbeing approaches through theoretical and empirical work. She is interested in developing a broader understanding of leverage points, particular factors (or synergic satisfiers) that in each society might trigger change towards sustainability and wellbeing.

 

Current project(s)

At TIK Mònica is a research fellow working on the project Responsible Innovation and happiness: A New Approach to the Effects of ICTs. Particularly, she investigates the relationship between internet shopping, materialist values and subjective wellbeing and environmental practices in Norway. She is also expanding her conceptual work on human needs and satisfiers in order to unveil the personal, institutional, technological, infrastructural, political and environmental factors that determine the outcomes in terms of human wellbeing and environmental sustainability of the ever-increasing use of communication technologies.

 

Background

Mònica has an interdisciplinary background in the social sciences. She holds a Bachelor in Economics and a Master degree in Applied economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Catalonia) complemented by a Master in Research at the Social and Policy Department at the University of Bath (UK). Her PhD was supported by the Wellbeing in Developing Countries (WeD), ESRC Research group at the University of Bath, where she collaborated with anthropologists, social policy experts, economists, sociologists and psychologists researching cultural constructions of wellbeing in Ethiopia, Peru, Thailand and Bangladesh. Her PhD thesis was an interdisciplinary study of the relationship between consumption and wellbeing in Peru, drawing on the economics of happiness tradition and on theories of basic and human needs, among other wellbeing approaches. Through two post-doctorate fellowships, the first at the University of Bath and the second at the Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo (Norway), she has expanded her enquiry on the relationship between consumption and wellbeing to account for sustainability attitudes and behaviours in both the Global South and the Global North.

Tags: Well-being, Innovation

Publications

  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2018). Television, Sustainability and Subjective Wellbeing in Peru. Social Indicators Research.  ISSN 0303-8300.  s 1- 23 . doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-018-1853-z Show summary
  • Viñas Bardolet, Clara; Torrent Sallent, Joan & Guillen-Royo, Monica (2018). Knowledge Workers and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Europe. Journal of the Knowledge Economy.  ISSN 1868-7865.  s 1- 25 . doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13132-018-0541-1 Show summary
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica; Guardiola, Jorge & Garcia-Quero, Fernando (2017). Sustainable development in times of economic crisis: A needs-based illustration from Granada (Spain). Journal of Cleaner Production.  ISSN 0959-6526.  150, s 267- 276 . doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.03.008 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Westengen, Ola; Nyanga, Progress Hanzwida; Chibamba, Douty; Guillen-Royo, Monica & Banik, Dan (2017). A climate for commerce: the political agronomy of conservation agriculture in Zambia. Agriculture and Human Values.  ISSN 0889-048X.  35(1), s 255- 268 . doi: 10.1007/s10460-017-9820-x Full text in Research Archive.
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2015). Human needs and the environment reconciled: Participatory action-research for sustainable development in Peru, In Karen V Lykke Syse & Martin Lee Mueller (ed.),  Sustainable Consumption and the Good Life.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138013001.  8.  s 126 - 145
  • Guardiola, Jorge & Guillen-Royo, Monica (2014). Income, Unemployment, Higher Education and Wellbeing in Times of Economic Crisis: Evidence from Granada (Spain). Social Indicators Research.  ISSN 0303-8300.  120(2), s 395- 409 . doi: 10.1007/s11205-014-0598-6 Show summary
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica & Kasser, Tim (2014). Personal Goals, Socio-Economic Context and Happiness: Studying a Diverse Sample in Peru. Journal of Happiness Studies.  ISSN 1389-4978.  s 1- 21 . doi: 10.1007/s10902-014-9515-6 Show summary
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica; Camfield, Laura & Velazco, Jackeline (2013). Universal and Local Reconciled: Exploring Satisfaction with Universal and Local Goals in Thailand and Bangladesh. Social Indicators Research.  ISSN 0303-8300.  113(2), s 627- 645 . doi: 10.1007/s11205-013-0293-z
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica; Velazco, Jackeline & Camfield, Laura (2013). Basic Needs and Wealth as Independent Determinants of Happiness: An Illustration from Thailand. Social Indicators Research.  ISSN 0303-8300.  110(2), s 517- 536 . doi: 10.1007/s11205-011-9941-3
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2012). The Challenge of Transforming Consumption Patterns: A Proposal Using the Human Scale Development Approach, In Kenneth Bo Nielsen & Kristian Bjørkdahl (ed.),  Development and Environment: Practices, Theories, Policies.  Akademisk Forlag.  ISBN 9788232100330.  6.  s 99 - 118
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica & Velazco, Jackeline (2012). Happy villages and Unhappy slums? Understanding Happiness determinants in Peru, In Helaine Selin & SG Davey (ed.),  Happiness across cultures.  Springer.  ISBN 978-94-007-2699-4.  chapter.  s 253 - 270
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2011). Reference group consumption and the subjective wellbeing of the poor in Peru. Journal of Economic Psychology.  ISSN 0167-4870.  32(2), s 259- 272 . doi: 10.1016/j.joep.2009.12.001
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica & Velazco, Jackeline (2011). Happy villages and unhappy slums? Understanding happiness in urban and rural Peru. Wellbeing working paper.  (11/52) Show summary
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica; Velazco, Jackeline & Camfield, Laura (2011). Basic Needs and Wealth as Independent Determinants of Happiness: An Illustration from Thailand. Social Indicators Research.  ISSN 0303-8300. . doi: 10.1007/s11205-011-9941-3
  • Camfield, Laura & Guillen-Royo, Monica (2010). Wants, Needs and Satisfaction: A Comparative Study in Thailand and Bangladesh. Social Indicators Research.  ISSN 0303-8300.  96(2), s 183- 203 . doi: 10.1007/s11205-009-9477-y
  • Camfield, Laura; Guillen-Royo, Monica & Velazco, Jackeline (2010). Does Needs Satisfaction Matter for Psychological and Subjective Wellbeing in Developing Countries: A Mixed-Methods Illustration from Bangladesh and Thailand. Journal of Happiness Studies.  ISSN 1389-4978.  11(4), s 497- 516 . doi: 10.1007/s10902-009-9154-5
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2010). Realising the 'wellbeing dividend' An exploratory study using the Human Scale Development approach. Ecological Economics.  ISSN 0921-8009.  70(2), s 384- 393 . doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.09.010 Show summary
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2010). Reference group consumption and the subjective wellbeing of the poor in Peru. Journal of Economic Psychology.  ISSN 0167-4870. . doi: doi:10.1016/j.joep.2009.12.001 Show summary
  • Camfield, Laura & Guillen-Royo, Monica (2009). Wants, needs, satisfactions. Social Indicators Research.  ISSN 0303-8300. Show summary
  • Copestake, James; Guillen-Royo, Monica; Chou, Wan; Hinks, Tim & Velazco, Jackeline (2009). The Relationship between economic and subjective wellbeing indicators in Peru. Applied Research in Quality of Life.  ISSN 1871-2584.  2(2), s 155- 177 Show summary
  • Camfield, Laura; Guillen-Royo, Monica & Velazco, Jackeline (2009). Does need satisfaction matter for psychological and subjective wellbeing in developing countries? A mixed-methods illustration from Bangladesh and Thailand. Journal of Happiness Studies.  ISSN 1389-4978.  11(4), s 497- 516 . doi: 10.1007/s10902-009-9154-5 Show summary

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  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2016). Sustainability and wellbeing: Human Scale Development in practice. Routledge.  ISBN 9781138792395.  187 s.

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  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2018). Book Review of Postgrowth and Wellbeing by Milena Büchs and Max Koch, Palgrave Macmillan (London), 2017. Ecological Economics.  ISSN 0921-8009.  146, s 781- 782
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2017). Television, happiness and sustainability in Peru.
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2017). Wellbeing and sustainable communities.
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2015). Discussing human needs satisfaction across socio-economic contexts (Norway, Spain and Peru).
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2014). Consumption, In Alex C. Michalos (ed.),  Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research.  Springer.  ISBN 978-94-007-0752-8.  Encyclopedia entry.  s 1240 - 1243
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2014). Consumption and Subjective Well-Being in Peru, In Alex C. Michalos (ed.),  Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research.  Springer.  ISBN 978-94-007-0752-8.  Encyclopedia entry.  s 1243 - 1248
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2014). Economic Growth, consumption and human wellbeing: discussing the evidence.
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2014). Economic growth and human needs satisfaction across socio-economic groups in Peru.
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2014). Human Needs, In Alex C. Michalos (ed.),  Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research.  Springer.  ISBN 978-94-007-0752-8.  Encyclopedia entry.  s 3027 - 3030
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2014). Why do we keep consuming more? Sustainability, capitalism and everyday life.
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2013). Aplicaciones académicas del Desarrollo a Escala Humana.
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2013, 01. november). Mindre lykkelige i storbyen. [Fagblad].  Apollon.
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2012). A review of ‘Sustainable Development: Capabilities, Needs and Well-being’ by Felix Rauschmayer, Ines Omann and Johannes Frühmann (Eds). Applied Research in Quality of Life.  ISSN 1871-2584.  7(1), s 113- 115 . doi: 10.1007/s11482-011-9146-6
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2012). Discussing the practices of researchers. Participatory action research for wellbeing and sustainability in Peru.
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2012). Sustainability and wellbeing across socio-economic groups in Peru.
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2012, 24. september). Ønsker vs. behov. [Radio].  Radio Nova. Show summary
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica & Kasser, Tim (2012). Subjective wellbeing and sustainability in Peru: The roles of income, inequality and personal goals.
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2009, 23. mai). Consumo y bienestar. [TV].  La Mañana televisió.
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2009, 22. juni). La prisa perjudica el consumo sostenible y en Lleida hay mucha.  La Mañana.
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2009). Reference group consumption and the subjective wellbeing of the poor in Peru.
  • Guillen-Royo, Monica (2009). Wellbeing and development.

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