You know happiness when you feel it — but do you know what causes it, or how your happiness compares to that of friends and neighbors? We look at the study of what researchers call “subjective well-being” and the latest theories on what makes individuals and nations happy.


  • Carol Graham Senior fellow in economic studies, Brookings Institution; Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
  • Richard Lucas Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University
  • Nic Marks Head of the New Economics Foundation's Centre for Well-Being

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