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Paul Dolan

Paul Dolan

London, UK
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Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Internationally renowned expert on happiness, behavioural economics and public policy

Acclaimed author of "Happiness By Design" (Penguin, 2014)

Paul Dolan is a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. As an internationally renowned expert on happiness, behaviour and public policy, he conducts original research into the measurement of happiness, its causes and consequences and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

In 2010, he was seconded to the UK cabinet office to embed the ‘mindspace’ report into policymaking which he co-authored.  He has previously worked with Daniel Kahneman at Princeton University, written the questions for the UK Office for National statistics in measuring wellbeing and he regularly advises global corporations in behavioural economics.

His debut and best-selling book ‘Happiness by Design’ was published by Penguin in August 2014  and has been published in over a dozen countries.

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"Paul is an outstanding speaker and world-leading expert on the science of happiness. His acclaimed book, "Happiness By Design" (Penguin, 2014) argues that pleasure is not the only ingredient of happiness - the amount of purpose we feel in what we do is also crucial. And while standard research into happiness tends to ask whether certain 'inputs' (such as money or being married) make us happy, he argues it's more important to ask how much time our attention is directed at things that make us happy or sad. Paul's pioneering research has led him to work with Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman, consult for the British government and advise global corporations on behavioural and happiness issues affecting the productivity of their workforce."

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