ARTHUR A. STONE (Chair) is distinguished professor of psychiatry and psychology and director of the Applied Behavioral Medicine Research Institute, all at Stony Brook University. He is also a senior scientist at the Gallup Organization, working with Gallup’s well-being surveys. He specializes in the field of behavioral medicine, focusing on stress, coping, physical illness, and self-report processes and measures. He has been an executive council member for the American Psychosomatic Society, a research committee member for the American Psychological Association, and a past president and executive council member of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. Dr. Stone serves on several national and international scientific advisory boards of survey studies monitoring the health and well-being of populations. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Behavioral Medicine, and Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, among others. He holds a B.A. degree from Hamilton College and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Stony Brook University.
NORMAN M. BRADBURN is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake distinguished service professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, where he also served on the faculties of the Department of Psychology, the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, the Booth School of Business, and the College. He is a senior fellow at the university’s National Opinion Research Center. Dr. Bradburn previously served as assistant director for social, behavioral, and economic sciences at the National Science Foundation. His research focuses on psychological well-being and the assessment of quality of life using large-scale sample surveys. He is a past
president of the American Association of Public Opinion Research. He has an M.A. degree in clinical psychology and a Ph.D. in social psychology, both from Harvard University.
LAURA L. CARSTENSEN is professor of psychology, Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. professor in public policy, and founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, all at Stanford University. Much of her work has focused on socioemotional selectivity theory—a life-span theory of motivation. Her most current empirical research focuses on ways in which motivational changes influence cognitive processing. She is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Gerontological Society of America, and she is a member of the MacArthur Network on Aging Societies. She has received the Richard Kalish Award for innovative research, the Distinguished Career Award from the Gerontological Society of America, Stanford University’s dean’s award for distinguished teaching, and a MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) award from the National Institute on Aging. She has a B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Rochester and both an M.A. in developmental psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from West Virginia University.
EDWARD F. DIENER is the Joseph R. Smiley distinguished professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a senior scientist at the Gallup Organization. His research focuses on the measurement of well-being, temperament, and personality influences on well-being, as well as on theories of well-being, income and well-being, and cultural influences on well-being. He has served as president of the International Society of Quality of Life Studies, the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, and the International Positive Psychology Association. Among his many awards are an honorary doctorate from the University of Berlin and a distinguished scientist award from the International Society of Quality of Life Studies. Dr. Diener won the distinguished researcher award from the International Society of Quality of Life Studies, the first Gallup academic leadership award, and the Jack Block award for personality psychology. He received the American Psychological Association’s distinguished scientist award in 2012 and the Association for Psychological Science’s William James award for lifetime scientific achievement in 2013. He has a B.A. degree in psychology from the California State University of Fresno and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Washington.
PAUL H. DOLAN is professor of behavioral science in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also chief academic adviser on economic appraisal for the Government
Economic Service in the United Kingdom. Previously, he held academic posts at the universities of York, Newcastle, Sheffield, and Imperial, and he has been a visiting scholar at Princeton University. His research interests focus primarily on developing measures of subjective well-being that can be used in policy, particularly in the valuation of nonmarket goods, and in extending the ways in which the lessons from behavioral economics can be used to understand and change individual behavior. Dr. Dolan is a recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize in economics—awarded by the Philip Leverhulme Trust in the United Kingdom—for his contribution to health economics. He has served on many expert panels for various government departments in the United Kingdom. He has M.Sc. and D.Phil. degrees in economics from York University.
CAROL L. GRAHAM is Leo Pasvolsky senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, College Park professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, and research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. From 2002 to 2004, she served as a vice president at Brookings. She has also served as special advisor to the vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank, as a visiting fellow in the Office of the Chief Economist of the World Bank, and as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund and the Harvard Institute for International Development. Her most recent books are The Pursuit of Happiness: Toward an Economy of Well-Being (Brookings, 2011) and Happiness Around the World: The Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires (Oxford University Press, 2010). Dr. Graham has published articles in a range of peer-reviewed journals, 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, among other journals. Her research has received support from the MacArthur, Tinker, and Hewlett Foundations and from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has an A.B. from Princeton University, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and a D.Phil. from Oxford University.
V. JOSEPH HOTZ is the arts and sciences professor of economics in the Department of Economics at Duke University, research affiliate at the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor, and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also serves as a research affiliate at the National Poverty Center, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and the University of Michigan. Previously, Dr. Hotz served as visiting scholar at the Cowles Foundation, Yale University, and at the Russell Sage Foundation. He was professor and chair of
the Department of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. His areas of specialization include labor economics, population economics, and applied econometrics. He has a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
DANIEL KAHNEMAN is professor of psychology and public affairs, emeritus, and senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He is also the Eugene Higgins professor of psychology (emeritus) at Princeton University and a fellow at the Center for Rationality at The Hebrew University. Previously, he held positions as professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, associate fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Econometrical Society, and he is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Kahneman is a recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in economics, as well as the distinguished scientific contribution award of the American Psychological Association, the Warren Medal of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the Hilgard Award for career contributions to general psychology from the American Psychological Association. He has a B.A. degree in psychology and mathematics from The Hebrew University and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.
ARIE KAPTEYN is professor of economics and founding director of the Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California. Previously he was a senior economist at RAND Corporation and director of its labor and population division. Before joining RAND, he held positions at Tilburg University in The Netherlands, including dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and founder and director of CentER, a research institute and graduate school. Dr. Kapteyn has held visiting positions at Princeton University, the California Institute of Technology, Australian National University, the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), the University of Bristol, and the University of Southern California. His research expertise covers microeconomics, public finance, and econometrics. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, a member of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, and past president of the European Society for Population Economics. He has a B.A. and an M.A. in agricultural economics from State Agricultural University, Wageningen, an M.A. in econometrics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and a Ph.D. in economics from Leyden University, all in The Netherlands.
AMANDA SACKER is director of the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health and professor of lifecourse studies in the Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London. Earlier she was research professor in quantitative social science at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, England, and before that, principal research fellow at University College London. She holds numerous positions, including honorary research associate at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, member of the executive committee of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, and member of the international journal Longitudinal and Life Course Studies. Dr. Sacker’s research interests focus on life course epidemiology and inequalities in physical and mental health, with particular interest in the use of mixture models that combine categorical and continuous latent variable modeling techniques in longitudinal studies. She has a B.Sc. degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in psychology and statistics.
NORBERT SCHWARZ is provost professor of psychology and marketing at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Previously he was the Charles Horton Cooley collegiate professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, professor of business at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and research professor at the Institute for Social Research. Before that, he taught psychology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and served as scientific director of ZUMA, an interdisciplinary social science research center. His research interests focus on human judgment and cognition, including the interplay of feeling and thinking, the socially situated and embodied nature of cognition, and the implications of basic cognitive and communicative processes for public opinion, consumer behavior, and social science research. Dr. Schwarz is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina. He has received the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize of the German Department of Science and Education and the Wilhelm Wundt Medal of the German Psychological Association. He has a Ph.D. in sociology and psychology from the University of Mannheim and a Habilitation degree in psychology from the University of Heidelberg.
JUSTIN WOLFERS is professor of economics and public policy at the University of Michigan and a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. Prior to these positions, he was visiting associate professor in the Department of Economics at Princeton University, associate professor of business and public policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and assistant professor of political economy at Stanford University. He holds numerous other positions including research associate at the National Bureau for Economic Research and senior scientist at the Gallup Organiza-
tion. Dr. Wolfers’ research interests include law and economics, labor economics, social policy, political economy, macroeconomics, and behavioral economics. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Wharton M.B.A. core teaching award and the excellence award in global economic research from the Kiel Institute, Germany. He is also a columnist for Bloomberg View and a regular commentator on American Public Media’s Marketplace radio program. He has a B.A. in economics from the University of Sydney and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Harvard University.