Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and University of British Columbia
John F. Helliwell is Arthur J.E. Child Foundation Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and co-director (with George Akerlof) of CIFAR's program on "Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being". He is also Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of British Columbia, a member of the National Statistics Council, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was previously visiting special advisor at the Bank of Canada in 2003-04, visiting research fellow of Merton College, Oxford, in 2003, of St. Catherine's College, Oxford, in 2001, and Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard in 1991-94. His books include How Much Do National Borders Matter? (Brookings Institution, 1998), The Contribution of Human and Social Capital to Sustained Economic Growth and Well-Being (OECD and HRDC, 2001), and Globalization and Well-Being (UBC Press, 2002, also as Mondialisation et bien-être, Les Presses de l'Université Laval, 2005). Recent articles include "Well-Being, Social Capital and Public Policy: What's New?" (Economic Journal, March 2006), "Well-Being and Social Capital: Does Suicide Pose a Puzzle?" (Social Indicators Research, 2007), "How's Your Government? International Evidence Linking Good Government and Well-Being." (joint with Haifang Huang, British Journal of Political Science 2007) and "The Social Context of Well-Being" (joint with Robert Putnam) in Huppert, Bayliss and Keverne, eds. The Science of Well-Being (Oxford University Press, 2005). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Canada.