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[Photo: Richard LAYARD] Professor Richard LAYARD
Programme Director - Wellbeing
Tel:  020 7955 7048
Email: r.layard@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.13  

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: wellbeing, labour, unemployment, educational policy, happiness
  • The key determinants of happiness and misery

    Clark, Andrew E. and Flèche, Sarah and Layard, Richard and Powdthavee, Nattavudh and Ward, George (2017) The key determinants of happiness and misery. CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP1485. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • We need a programme for national wellbeing, with mental health at its core

    Layard, Richard (2014) We need a programme for national wellbeing, with mental health at its core. British Politics and Policy at LSE (10 Oct 2014). Blog Entry.
  • The big factors affecting life satisfaction are all non-economic

    Clark, Andrew and Flèche, Sarah and Layard, Richard and Powdthavee, Nattavudh (Nick) (2016) The big factors affecting life satisfaction are all non-economic. LSE Business Review (12 Dec 2016). Blog Entry.
  • A Global Apollo Programme to tackle climate change

    Layard, Richard (2015) A Global Apollo Programme to tackle climate change. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (07 Aug 2015). Blog Entry.
  • Head-to-head: is it time for a dedicated tax to fund the NHS?

    Layard, Richard and Appleby, John (2017) Head-to-head: is it time for a dedicated tax to fund the NHS? The BMJ, 356 (j471). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0959-8138
  • Do more of those in misery suffer from poverty, unemployment or mental illness?

    Flèche, Sarah and Layard, Richard (2017) Do more of those in misery suffer from poverty, unemployment or mental illness? Kyklos, 70 (1). pp. 27-41. ISSN 0023-5962
  • Why more psychological therapy would cost nothing

    Layard, Richard and Clark, David M. (2015) Why more psychological therapy would cost nothing. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. ISSN 1664-1078
  • Do more of those in misery suffer from poverty, unemployment or mental illness?

    Flèche, Sarah and Layard, Richard (2015) Do more of those in misery suffer from poverty, unemployment or mental illness? CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP1356. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • World happiness report 2013

    Helliwell, John F. and Layard, Richard and Sachs, Jeffrey (2014) World happiness report 2013. The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA.
  • What predicts a successful life? A life-course model of well-being

    Layard, Richard and Clark, Andrew E. and Cornaglia, Francesca and Powdthavee, Nattavudh and Vernoit, James (2014) What predicts a successful life? A life-course model of well-being. The Economic Journal, 124 (580). F720-F738. ISSN 1468-0297
  • Wellbeing and policy

    O’Donnell, Gus and Deaton, Angus and Durand, Martine and Halpern, David and Layard, Richard (2014) Wellbeing and policy. Legatum Institute, London, UK.
  • The conditions of life

    Illarionov, A. and Layard, Richard and Orzag, P. (1993) The conditions of life. CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • Can Russia control inflation?

    Layard, Richard (1993) Can Russia control inflation? CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP0170. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • Who gains and who loses from Russian credit expansion?

    Layard, Richard and Richter, Ansgar (1994) Who gains and who loses from Russian credit expansion? CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP0200. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • How much unemployment is needed for restructuring? The Russian experience

    Layard, Richard and Richter, Ansgar (1995) How much unemployment is needed for restructuring? The Russian experience. CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP0238. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • Labour market institutions and economic performance

    Layard, Richard and Nickell, Stephen (1998) Labour market institutions and economic performance. CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP0407. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • Does relative income matter? Are the critics right?

    Layard, Richard and Mayraz, Guy and Nickell, Stephen (2010) Does relative income matter? Are the critics right? In: Diener, Ed and Kahneman, Daniel and Helliwell, John, (eds.) International Differences in Well-Being. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 139-165. ISBN 9780199732739
  • Improving access to psychological therapy: initial evaluation of the two demonstration sites

    Clark, David M. and Layard, Richard and Smithies, Rachel (2008) Improving access to psychological therapy: initial evaluation of the two demonstration sites. CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP0897. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • Enhancing recovery rates: lessons from year one of the English 'Improving access to psychological therapies' programme

    Clark, David M. and Gyani, Alex and Layard, Richard and Shafran, Roz (2013) Enhancing recovery rates: lessons from year one of the English 'Improving access to psychological therapies' programme. CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP1227. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • Mental health: the new frontier for labour economics

    Layard, Richard (2013) Mental health: the new frontier for labour economics. CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP1213. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.