Richard Layard

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Richard Layard is a leading economist who believes that the happiness of society does not necessarily equate to its income.  He is best known for his work on unemployment and inequality, which provided the intellectual basis for Britain's improved unemployment policies.  He founded the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, and since 2000 he has been a member of the House of Lords.  His research into the subject of happiness brings together findings from such diverse areas as psychology, neuroscience, economics, sociology and philosophy.

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THRIVE

2014

Allen Lane

A ground-breaking argument for better treatment of mental health from Richard Layard (author of Happiness) and David M. Clark.

A GOOD CHILDHOOD

2009

Penguin

Co-written with Judy Dunn, This book explores the main stresses and influences to which every child is exposed and makes recommendations as to how we can improve the upbringing of our children.

HAPPINESS: LESSONS FROM A NEW SCIENCE

2005

Penguin

What does it mean if wealthier doesn't = happier?