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is Senior Fellow and Charles Robinson Chair at the Brookings Institution and College Park Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. From 2002–2004, she served as a Vice President at Brookings. She has also served as Special Advisor to the Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank, as a Visiting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Economist of the World Bank, and as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund and the Harvard Institute for International Development. She is the author of numerous books and articles. Her most recent book, forthcoming with Oxford University Press, is
Happiness around the World: The Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires
. She has published articles in a range of journals, including the
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
World Bank Research Observer
Journal of Socio-Economics, the Journal of DevelopmentStudies
Journal of Human Development
. She has an AB from Princeton University, an MA from Johns Hopkins and a DPhil from Oxford University.
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Well-being and Public Attitudes in Afghanistan
The Economics of Happiness
Hardship and Happiness
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