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April 24th 2015

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Academic lecture: Economics and happiness

Collin RaymondIn recent years economists have become increasingly interested in understanding how happiness, life-satisfaction and other measures of well-being relate to traditional economic concepts.

These include examining when higher income leads to increased happiness, whether happiness is a reflection of material well-being or rather changes in material well-being, and how well people predict future changes in their own happiness.

Join us for an academic lecture with Dr Collin Raymond, Career Development Fellow in Economics on Wednesday 27 May 2015, 6.30-8.30pm.

In this lecture, Dr Raymond will discuss recent research drawing on cross-country surveys, long-term tracking studies and lab experiments to shed light on these and related issues. Dr Raymond will also draw a parallel between his work and the General Election, whatever the outcome.

Dr Raymond is the Ptarmigan Research Fellow in Economics at St Hugh’s College and the Department of Economics. His research focuses on the intersection of economics and psychology.


The evening will begin with drinks on arrival. The lecture will start promptly at 7pm, followed by questions. We will round off the evening with drinks and canapés from 8-8.30pm.


  • Fellows, lecturers, staff and students at St Hugh’s College can book by contacting the Development Office
  • Alumni can book online using the details provided in your invitation
  • Members of the public can contact Kate Pritchard to book (tickets are £15)

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