Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being
Program Co-Director; Arthur J.E. Child Foundation Fellow
University of British Columbia
Dr. John Helliwell is the Co-Director and Arthur J.E. Child Foundation Fellow of CIFAR’s Social Interactions, Identity & Well-Being program. He has pioneered the incorporation of well-being into economic models.
Dr. Helliwell studies well-being, especially in its social context. He has published several books on these subjects, including How Much Do National Borders Matter?, Globalization and Well-Being, and Well-Being for Public Policy, (ed. with Diener, Lucas and Schimmack). Dr. Helliwell has served as a research consultant to the Bank of Canada, on several Royal Commissions, in the Federal Department of Finance and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. His CIFAR collaborators include Co-Director Dr. George Akerlof, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001, and political scientist and bestselling author Dr Robert Putnam.
Dr. Helliwell was educated, and taught, at Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and at the University of British Columbia, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Economics. He is a former President of the Canadian Economics Association and sits on a number of advisory boards, including the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation and the National Statistics Council. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
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