John Helliwell

Professor Emeritus of Economics, UBC & CIFAR


John F. Helliwell is Professor Emeritus in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, and Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. From 2006 to 2017 he directed (with George Akerlof) CIFAR’s progam in Social Interaction, Identity and Well-Being. His books include Globalization and Well-Being (UBC Press 2002), Well-Being for Public Policy (OUP, with Diener, Lucas and Schimmack, 2009), International Differences in Well-Being (OUP, edited with Diener and Kahneman, 2010), nine editions, 2012-2021, of the World Happiness Report, and (with Jon Hall) Happiness on a Healthier Planet, in Myers & Frumkin, eds. Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves (Island Press, 2020) He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Officer of the Order of Canada.


Setting the Stage: Live Plenary Panel
May 7, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Setting the Stage: Live Plenary Panel
Moderated plenary session with live panel presentation and discussion
John Helliwell
Professor Emeritus of Economics, UBC & CIFAR
Nancy Hey
Executive Director, What Works Centre for Well-Being, UK
Carol Graham
Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Lisa Helps
Mayor of Victoria
Chris Barrington-Leigh
Associate Professor, McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Bieler School of Environment
Danny Graham
Chief Engagement Officer, Engage Nova Scotia