28.06.2023 | 3 min read

Putting wellbeing top of the policy agenda

Lord Richard Layard issues a call for wellbeing action in Episode 8 of the Working on Wellbeing podcast.

Described as the ‘happiness tsar’, Lord Richard Layard knows a thing or two about the science of wellbeing: he literally wrote the book on it.

He is a labour economist based within the London School of Economics and Political Science and a co-founder of both Action for Happiness and the World Wellbeing Movement. His long-standing research career – in which he has devoted much of his efforts to reducing inequality and, latterly, in establishing the economics of happiness – saw him appointed to the UK’s House of Lords in 2000.

In this exclusive discussion for the Working on Wellbeing podcast, he offers his first-hand account of how wellbeing science has developed over the past half-Century, plus how he is calling on policymakers and business leaders alike to put wellbeing at the heart of decision-making.

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