Lord Richard Layard
Director, Wellbeing Programme, Centre for Economic Performance
London School of Economics and Political Science
BA, King's College, Cambridge; MS, Economics, London School of Economics. 1959-60, History Master, Woodberry Down School; 1960-61, Forest Hill School; 1961-63, Senior Research Officer, Robbins Committee on Higher Education; 1964-74 (part time from 1968), Deputy Director, Higher Education Research Unit, London School of Economics; 1968-75, Lecturer, Economics; 1975-80, Reader in the Economics of Labour; 1974-90, Head, Centre for Labour Economics; 1987-92, Chairman, Employment Institute; 1985-89, Member, UGC; 1991-97, Economic Consultant, Russian Government; 1997-2001, Consultant, DfEE; 2001, Cabinet Office. Author of numerous publications including: Tackling Unemployment (1999); Tackling Inequality (1999); Happiness (2005); A Good Childhood (2009).