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Professor Lord (Richard) Layard of Highgate FBA

About this Fellow

Economic systems; economic sociology; public policy and management; education

Website: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/layard

Appointments

Current post

  • Director, Well-being Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science

Past Appointments

  • Senior Research Officer, Robbins Committee on Higher Education, 1961 - 1964
  • Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1980 - 1999
  • Director, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1974 - 2003
  • Co-Director, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1990
  • Director, Well-being Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1990

Publications

Thrive: The power of evidence-based psychological therapies 2014

A Good Childhood: Searching for Values in a Competitive Age 2009

Combatting Unemployment 2011

Unemployment - Macroeconomic Performance and the Labour Market 1991

Tackling Inequality 1999

Happiness - Lessons from a New Science (2nd ed) 2011

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