Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs – S2 EP13 Out Now

Created on 15 June 2023

The Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs is now presented in podcast, bringing you lively conversations between Professor Jeffrey Sachs and authors of inspiring books about history, social justice and challenges of building a decent world. Find ‘Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs’ on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and other major podcast apps. Be sure to subscribe for episode updates! The episodes can also be accessed directly here.

Join Professor Jeffrey Sachs and two of the world's leading experts on the economics of wellbeing, Lord Richard Layard and Professor Jan-Emmanuel De Neve to discuss their newest book, 'Wellbeing: Science and Policy’. Together, they examine how wellbeing may be assessed and promoted for both current and future generations.

To explore the necessities to build a happy society and maintain happy lives, the book offers a systematic exploration that compiles a fascinating and substantial amount of research over the last 20 years. This stimulating discussion examines the purposes of public investment in wellbeing, the new science of happiness and how it can improve governmental policies and our lives.

How to engage

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    Watch the monthly author conversations. Past session recordings are in the SDG Academy Library for on demand viewing.

About the Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs

Hosted by Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the eminent thought-leader in economics and sustainable development, the Book Club features monthly interviews with renowned authors about their ground-breaking work in sustainability, economics, history, social justice, and more.

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