(UK) Paul Dolan is Professor in the Department of Social Policy at LSE. He has previously held academic posts at York, Newcastle, Sheffield and Imperial, and has been a visiting scholar at Princeton.
There are two main themes to Paul's work. The first focuses on developing measures of happiness – subjective well-being – that can be used in policy, particularly in the valuation of non-market goods and in 'joining up' the impact of changes in health, crime, the environment, etc. The second considers ways in which lessons from behavioural economics can be used to understand and change individual behaviour. His theories have been applied to measure the impact of the Olympic games in London. Dolan is an advisor to the government, Defra, DH, DCLG and the Home Office.