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December 3, 2020 – William Robson, CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of John Helliwell as a Research Fellow.

“In an outstanding academic career, John has made signal contributions in a variety of areas, including economic modeling, international trade, and measuring wellbeing,” said Robson. “We at the C.D. Howe Institute are delighted to work with such an insightful and versatile scholar.”

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 eight editions, 2012-2020, of the World Happiness Report (edited with Richard Layard and Jeffrey Sachs). He is also author of the Policy Synthesis chapters of Global Happiness Policy Report 2018 and Global Happiness Policy Report 2019.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Officer of the Order of Canada.

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