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LORD RICHARD LAYARD

LORD RICHARD LAYARD

Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics

Professor Lord Layard is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. He now heads the Centre’s Programme on Well-Being. Richard is also a labour economist who worked for most of his life on how to reduce unemployment and inequality. He is also one of the first economists to work on happiness, and his main current interest is how better mental health could improve our social and economic life.

"People who achieve a sense of meaning in their lives are happier than those who live from one pleasure to another."