Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and College Park Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy
Carol Graham is Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, College Park Professor at the University of Maryland, and a Senior Scientist at Gallup. She has been a Vice President at Brookings and a Special Advisor to the Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank.
Graham is the author of numerous books– most recently Happiness for All: Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream (Princeton); The Pursuit of Happiness: An Economy of Well-Being (Brookings); and Happiness Around the World: The Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires (Oxford) – and has published articles in a range of journals including Science, the World Bank Research Observer, Health Affairs, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Health Economics, and the Journal of Socio-Economics.
Her work has been reviewed in Science, The New Yorker, and the New York Review of Books, among others, and she received a Pioneer Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2017, and a Lifetime Distinguished Scholar award the International Society of Quality of Life Studies in 2018.
She has an A.B. from Princeton, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins and a PhD from Oxford University.