Richard Layard (Author) Richard Layard is founder and former director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. He is the author of the ground-breaking Happiness- Lessons from a New Science (2005), which has been published in nineteen languages, and (with David Clark) Thrive- The Power of Psychological Therapies (2014). He is co-editor (with John Helliwell and Jeffrey Sachs) of the annual World Happiness Report, and has been instrumental in the development of improving access to psychological therapies in the UK. George Ward (Author) George Ward is a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
for people who want to understand how both the political economy and psychology influence wellbeing, it's a great primer. The few hours it took me to read it were happy ones. -- Rana Foroohar * Financial Times * Layard's pose is lucid and his analysis is spot on... guaranteed to put a smile on every reader's face -- Sebastian Shakespeare * Daily Mail * Can We Be Happier? is a work of passion, a culmination of decades of research. ...the book is humane' -- Richard Seymour * Guardian *