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Mental Health: The New Frontier for the Welfare State

Centre for Economic Performance 21st Birthday Lecture Series

Date: Tuesday 6 March 2012 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor Lord Layard

CEP founder Richard Layard will close this series of lectures with a discussion on the economic and social costs of mental illness.

Richard Layard is Emeritus Professor of Economics at LSE. He is the head of the Centre for Economic Performance's Programme on Well-Being.

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A transcript of Professor Lord Layard's speech is now available. Download Mental Health: The New Frontier for the Welfare State (pdf).


You can view the powerpoint slides for Professor Lord Layard's speech. Download Mental Health: The New Frontier for the Welfare State (pdf).

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