Carol Graham

Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Carol Graham is Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a College Park Professor at the University of Maryland, and a Senior Scientist at Gallup. She served on a National Academy of Sciences panel on well-being metrics for policy in 2012-13, a Pioneer Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2017, and a Lifetime Distinguished Scholar award from the International Society of Quality of Life Studies in 2018. She has also served as Special Advisor to the Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank, and as a Visiting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Economist of the World Bank. Her most recent books are: Happiness for All? Unequal Lives and Hopes in the Land of the Dream (Princeton, 2012); The Pursuit of Happiness: Toward an Economy of Well-Being (Brookings, 2011), and Happiness around the World: the Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Carol is speaking at

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


  • 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


Moderated plenary session with live panel presentation and discussion

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