Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures
Date: 3, 4, and 5 March 2003
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Richard Layard
Monday 3rd March
What is Happiness and are we Getting Happier?
Chair: Gavyn Davies, Chairman, BBC 0
Tuesday 4th March
Income and happiness: rethinking economic policy
Chair: Christopher Johnson
Wednesday 5th March
What would make a happier society?
Chair: Adair Turner, Vice-Chairman, Merrill Lynch Holdings Ltd
People want to be happy. But do we know what makes them happy, and how society is best organised to promote happiness? We know more than is generally realised. These lectures will review evidence from economics, psychology, sociology and neuroscience and draw conclusions about what priorities would serve us better than those which are currently pursued.
Richard Layard is co-director of the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE. He has written widely on unemployment, inflation, education, inequality and post-Communist reform. Since 2000 he has been a member of the House of Lords.
These lectures are free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7955 6043.