Making Wellbeing the Goal

Hosted by the Centre for Economic Performance

Online public event


Professor Lord Layard

Professor Lord Layard

Ian Maskell

Ian Maskell

Baroness Tyler

Baroness Tyler


Baroness Minouche Shafik

Baroness Minouche Shafik

In this 30th Anniversary CEP Lecture, Richard Layard, founder-director of the Centre, will ask can wellbeing become the focus for social science? How would this change economics and policy analysis? How would it change policy priorities for a post-Covid world?

Richard Layard (@RichardLayard) is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science and currently heads the CEP's Wellbeing Research Programme.

Claire Tyler (@ClaireT_UKLords) is a Liberal Democrat Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 1 February 2011.

Ian Maskell is Marketing Vice President, Unilever.

Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this, she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

The Centre for Economic Performance (@CEP_LSE) is an interdisciplinary research centre at LSE. Established by the ESRC in 1990, pit is now one of the leading applied economic research groups in Europe.

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19


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This online public event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required.

Registration will open after 10am via Zoom on Thursday 12 November.

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