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Build back happier
Richard Layard
March 2021
Paper No' CEPCP595:
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CentrePiece 26 (1) Spring 2021

Tags: wellbeing; public policy; covid-19

In CEP’s first anniversary lecture marking 30 years since the Centre began, founder director Richard Layard outlined the science of wellbeing and its implications for public policy. As society tries to recover from the coronavirus crisis, he concludes that in seeking to ‘build back better’, our fundamental aim should be to ‘build back happier’.