Chris Barrington-Leigh

Associate Professor, McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Bieler School of Environment

Chris Barrington-Leigh is the academic convenor of the 2021 Better Lives conference. He is an Associate Professor at McGill University, jointly appointed at the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the School of Environment. His recent research is focused on (1) empirical and quantitative assessments of human well-being, measured through subjective reports, and their implications for policy; (2) the structure of urban road networks, globally, as quasi-permanent influences on diverse urban outcomes; and (3) energy transition in China. He was originally trained in upper atmospheric and space plasma physics at M.I.T., Stanford, and Berkeley, before studying Economics at the University of British Columbia. Chris was a Global Scholar of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (2009-2014) and is a current member of the Global Young Academy.

Chris is speaking at

Setting the Stage: Live Plenary Panel
May 7, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speakers

  • John Helliwell (Speaker) Professor Emeritus of Economics, UBC & CIFAR
  • Nancy Hey (Speaker) Executive Director, What Works Centre for Well-Being, UK
  • Carol Graham (Speaker) Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Lisa Helps (Speaker) Mayor of Victoria
  • Chris Barrington-Leigh (Speaker) Associate Professor, McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Bieler School of Environment

Description

Moderated plenary session with live panel presentation and discussion

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