Dr. John F. Helliwell, University of British Columbia

Dr. John F. Helliwell, University of British Columbia

Dr. 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 program 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. 

John participated in Panel 5.