Professor Paul  Dolan

Professor Paul Dolan

Professor of Behavioural Science

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Key Expertise
Happiness; Public policy; Well-being; Behavioural economics

About me

Paul Dolan is Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics. He was Head of Department in Psychological and Behavioural Science until August 2020, and Director of the EMSc in Behavioural Science. His main research interests are in the measurement of happiness and in changing behaviour through changing the contexts within which people make choices. He has over 100 peer-reviewed papers and nearly 20,000 citations. He is author of the Sunday Times best-selling book “Happiness by Design”, and “Happy Ever After”.

He has worked extensively with policy-makers, including being secondment into the Cabinet Office to help set up the “Nudge Unit”.  He has featured on a number of TV programmes and is committed to making behavioural science more accessible to a public audience.



Expertise Details

Field experiments; happiness; public policy; well-being; behavioural economics