John F. Helliwell Economist
John F. Helliwell studies well-being, especially in its social context. His involvement in the editing of the United Nations World Happiness Report has sparked a worldwide discussion on well-being, society, and government policy. His areas of interest include well-being, social capital, applied macroeconomics, international economics, comparative economic growth, and natural resource economics.
Queen's Golden Jubilee Award, Canada, 2003.
Donner Prize, 2002-3.
Officer of the Order of Canada, 1987.
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 1976.
J.F. Helliwell, "Social norms, happiness, and the environment: closing the circle," SSPP, vol. 10, no. 1, 2014.
J. F. Helliwell, How Much Do National Borders Matter? Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2000.
J. F. Helliwell, Globalization and Well-Being, and Well-Being for Public Policy. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2002.
Program Co-Director Social Interactions, Identity & Well Being
Senior Fellow Social Interactions, Identity & Well Being
University of British ColumbiaVancouver School of Economics
PhD Oxford University
MA Oxford University
B.Comm. University of British Columbia
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