Carol Graham is Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and College Park Professor at the University of Maryland.She serves on a National Academy of Sciences panel on well-being metrics and public policy. She has served as a Vice President at Brookings; Special Advisor to the Executive Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank, and Visiting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Economist of the World Bank, among others. Her most recent books are: The Pursuit of Happiness: Toward an Economy of Well-Being (Brookings, 2011; published in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean); and Happiness around the World: the Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires (Oxford University Press, 2010; published in Chinese and Portuguese). She has published in journals including the World Bank Research Observer; Health Affairs, Health Economics, the Journal of Socio-Economics; the Journal of Development Studies; World Economics; the Journal of Human Development; and Foreign Affairs; and her work has been reviewed in Science, the New Yorker, and the New York Times, among others. She is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and Managing Policy Editor at Behavioral Science and Public Policy.
Graham received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1984, an M.A. in International Economics and Latin American Studies from Johns Hopkins University in 1986, and a D.Phil in Economics from Oxford University in 1989.