Centre for Economic Performance: Well-Being Seminar Series

 “The Causes of Happiness”

Organised by Professors Richard Layard and Paul Dolan (LSE)

 5.00-6.30pm at the LSE Research Lab (Room to be confirmed),

Lionel Robbins Building (Library), 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD [Map]

 These seminars are free and open to all – there is no need to register

Wednesday 2nd  May 2012 The optimism biasProfessor Tali Sharot

Department of Cognitive Perceptual and Brain Science, UCL

Wednesday 16thMay 2012 Genes, Economics and HappinessDr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve



Wednesday 30thMay 2012 Winning big but feeling no better? The effect of lottery prizes on physical and mental healthProfessor Andrew Clark



Wednesday 6th June 2012 Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Towards National Well-Being Indices Based on Stated PreferenceDr Daniel Benjamin
Cornell University
Wednesday 20th  June 2012 Conclusions about Group Differences in Happiness May Depend on Difficulty of Reaching RespondentsProfessor Matt Rabin

University of California, Berkeley


Wednesday 27th  June 2012 Do People Adapt to Cancer? A Test of the Hedonic Treadmill in the Face of Potentially Terminal Diseases (tbc)Dr Nick Powdthavee

CEP and University of Melbourne