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George is a behavioral scientist and a PhD student at MIT Sloan School of Management. His work aims to combine insights from economics and psychology, and focuses primarily on the study of human happiness and well-being. George’s ongoing research centers on well-being in the workplace as well as on the role of happiness in the political and public policy process. A new book on the determinants of well-being over the life course, The Origins of Happiness, was recently published by Princeton University Press. His research has appeared in academic and policy publications like the Review of Economics and Statistics, Harvard Business Review and UN World Happiness Report, as well as in popular media outlets such as the Financial Times, Economist, BBC and Huffington Post. He holds a BA and an MSc from University College London, and prior to joining MIT worked as a Research Economist at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics.


  • –present
    Researcher, London School of Economics and Political Science