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Staff Biography

[Photo: George WARD] Mr George WARD
Associate - Wellbeing
Email: g.ward@lse.ac.uk

Expertise: Applied Microeconomics, Behavioural Economics, Productivity, Management, Subjective Well-being, Happiness


George is an Associate member of the Wellbeing Programme. He worked previously as a Research Economist at CEP and is now studying towards a PhD at MIT. Much of his work focuses on the economics of well-being and mental health. He is currently interested in well-being within the workplace, and more specifically how it relates empirically to both management and productivity. Previous work examined the disproportionate effects of negative as compared to positive economic growth on national levels of subjective well-being, the ways in which happiness data are predictive of voting behaviour and electoral outcomes, and the development of cognitive and non-cognitive skills during childhood.


  • PhD (in progress), MIT Sloan
  • MSc, UCL
  • BA, UCL

Selected Publications:

  • The Origins of Happiness: The science of wellbeing over the life course (forthcoming), Princeton University Press

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