Carol Graham

Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, College Park Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany

Carol Graham is Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, College Park Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. She served on a National Academy of Sciences panel on well-being metrics for policy in 2012-13, and received a Distinguished Research Fellow award for significant contribution to the field from the International Society of Quality of Life Studies for 2014. From 2002-2004, she served as a Vice President at Brookings. She has also served as Special Advisor to the Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank, as a Visiting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Economist of the World Bank, and as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund and the Harvard Institute for International Development. She is the author of numerous books and articles. Her most recent books are: Happiness for All? Unequal Lives and Hopes in the Land of the Dream (Princeton, forthcoming); The Pursuit of Happiness: Toward an Economy of Well-Being (Brookings, 2011), also published in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean; and Happiness around the World: the Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires (Oxford University Press, 2010), also published in Chinese and Portuguese. She has published articles in a range of journals including the World Bank Research Observer; Health Affairs, Health Economics, the Journal of Socio-Economics; the Journal of Development Studies; World Economics; the Journal of Human Development; and Foreign Affairs; and her work has been reviewed in Science, the New Yorker, and the New York Times, among others. She is senior editor at Behavioral Science and Policy and an Associate Editor at the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. She has an A.B. from Princeton University, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins, a D.Phil from Oxford University, and is the mother of three children.

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