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Oxford Chinese Economy Programme (OXCEP) Distinguished Speaker Lecture now online

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

St Edmund Hall was delighted to welcome Professor Richard A. Easterlin on 17 October to deliver the first of the Oxford Chinese Economy Programme’s Distinguished Speaker Lectures. A video of the lecture, which proved to be a very successful and well-attended event, is now available to watch online on the St Edmund Hall YouTube channel.

Richard Easterlin is a Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California and he spoke on the subject of ‘Growth, Transition and Life Satisfaction: China, Eastern Europe and the World’.

Professor Easterlin is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and is a former president of the Population Association of America, Economic History Association, and Western Economic Association International.

He is the author, among other things, of Happiness, Growth and The Life Cycle (2010), The Reluctant Economist (2004), Growth Triumphant: The 21st Century in Historical Perspective (1996), and Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare (1980; 2nd ed. 1987), and editor of Happiness in Economics (2002).

Professor Easterlin’s current research focuses on the association between economic growth, public policy, and subjective well-being. He is well-known for formulating the ‘Easterlin Paradox’, which continues to be the subject of lively debate.

The Distinguished Speaker Lecture was organised by the Oxford Chinese Economy Programme (OXCEP) who work in partnership with St Edmund Hall and hold regular workshops, courses and forums at the College.