John F. Helliwell has his home base in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. From 2006 to 2017 he was also Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and directed CIFAR’s program on ‘Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being’. In 2017 he was appointed Distinguished Fellow of CIFAR. Recent books include Well-Being for Public Policy (OUP, with Diener, Lucas and Schimmack, 2009), International Differences in Well-Being (OUP, edited with Diener and Kahneman, 2010), and six editions, 2012-2018, of the World Happiness Report (edited with Richard Layard and Jeffrey Sachs). He was also author of the Policy Synthesis chapter of the first Global Happiness Policy Report, in February 2018. He was a founding member of the Board of the International Positive Psychology Association, and remains on their advisory council.
The World Happiness Report was awarded the 2014 Betterment of the Human Condition award of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS).
John Helliwell is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Officer of the Order of Canada.
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