IDSS Presents: 'Beyond GNP? What the New "Science" of Happiness can Contribute to Economics and to Policy'

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Speaker:

Carol Graham
Senior Fellow and Charles Robinson Chair at the Brookings Institution
College Park Professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland

Date:

Oct 17, 2014

Time:

10–11:30 a.m. PT

Location:

RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

About the Program

In her most recent book, The Pursuit of Happiness, Carol Graham explores what we know about the determinants of happiness, across and within countries at different stages of development. She then takes a look at just what we can do with that new knowledge and clearly presents both the promise and the potential pitfalls of injecting the "economics of happiness" into public policymaking.

About the Speaker

Carol Graham

Carol Graham is Senior Fellow and Charles Robinson Chair at the Brookings Institution and College Park Professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. She is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

Graham served as Vice President and Director of Governance Studies at Brookings from 2002-2004. She has also served as a Special Advisor to the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. She has also been a consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, United Nations Development Program, and the Harvard Institute for International Development, helping to design safety net programs in Latin America, Africa, and Eastern Europe.

She has testified in Congress several times on the economic situation in Latin America, and has discussed related topics on NBC News, National Public Radio, the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and CNN among others.

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