Paul Dolan Keynote Speaker

  • 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" (2014) & "Happy Ever After:" (2019)

Paul Dolan's Biography

Paul Dolan has made the study of human happiness his professional business. He is Professor of Behavioural Science at the LSE. His main research interests are human behaviour and happiness, and the relationships between them, as they apply to individual, corporate, and policy decisions.

He is the author of the bestselling books Happiness by Design and Happy Ever After, and has over 140 peer-reviewed articles with 33,000 citations. He is host of the Duck / Rabbit podcast about the polarisation problem, and the Get Happier mini series.

Paul has worked as the Chief Academic Advisor on Economic Appraisal for the UK Government’s Economic Service; he is a member of National Academy of Sciences Panel on Wellbeing, and of the Measuring National Wellbeing Advisory Forum.

His research has had significant impact. Paul is the lead author of ‘Mindspace: Influencing behaviour through public policy’ published by The Institute for Government in March 2010 and he wrote the questions that are used by the ONS in the UK to monitor national wellbeing.

In 2019 the Times named Paul Dolan amongst its ‘100 Greatest Minds’ and he was named one of the 100 most influential academics in government internationally, “for work that has influenced the policymaking process by providing insights into policy problems, contributing innovative ideas and solutions, or adding relevant and informative data”.

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Videos of Paul Dolan

Professor Paul Dolan, speaker showreel.
Professor Paul Dolan, speaker showreel.
How to be Happy: A behavioural science perspective
How to be Happy: A behavioural science perspective
Paul Dolan on escaping the myth of the perfect life
Paul Dolan on escaping the myth of the perfect life
Paul Dolan: The Secret to Happiness? The Small Stuff | WIRED 2015 | WIRED
Paul Dolan: The Secret to Happiness? The Small Stuff | WIRED 2015 | WIRED

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Books by Paul Dolan

Happy Ever After: Escaping The Myth of The Perfect Life
Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life

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