Carol Graham: The Pursuit of Happiness
When: From Tuesday, January 22 2013 -  4:30pm
To Thursday, November 21 2013 - 6:00pm

The Dickey Center welcomes Carol Graham. 


book_coverCarol Graham is the Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and College Park Professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. She is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

She will be in residence Jan 22,23 & 24, interacting with students, faculty and the Dartmouth community.    

Dr. Graham will give a public lecture:
Wednesday, January 22   |   4:30pm  |  Location TBA 



Graham is the author of The Pursuit of Happiness: Toward an Economy of Well-Being (Brookings, 2011; also published in Chinese and paperback); Happiness around the World: The Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires (Oxford University Press, 2009; published in Chinese, Portuguese and paperback); Happiness and Hardship: Opportunity and Insecurity in New Market Economies (with Stefano Pettinato, Brookings, 2002; also published in Spanish); Private Markets for Public Goods: Raising the Stakes in Economic Reform (Brookings, 1998);Safety Nets, Politics and the Poor: Transitions to Market Economies (Brookings, 1994); Peru's APRA (Lynne Rienner, 1992); Improving the Odds: Political Strategies for Institutional Reform in Latin America (co-author, IDB, 1999); and A Half Penny on the Dollar: The Future of Development Aid, with Michael O'Hanlon (Brookings, 1997).


She is also editor of numerous publications and author of many journal articles in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the World Bank Research ObserverHealth AffairsHealth Economics, and numerous others. She is currently serving on a National Academy of Sciences Panel which is assessing the relevance of well-being metrics for policy.


Graham served as Vice President and Director of Governance Studies at Brookings from 2002-2004. She has also served as a Special Advisor to the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. She has been a consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, United Nations Development Program, and the Harvard Institute for International Development, helping to design safety net programs in Latin America, Africa, and Eastern Europe. She also has testified in Congress several times on the economic situation in Latin America, and has discussed related topics on NBC News, National Public Radio, the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and CNN among others. 


Her research has received support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Tinker and Hewlett Foundations. She was awarded a Council on Foreign Relations Internatio


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