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.