the Inclusive Wealth Report and continues to successfully incorporate his expertise in fields related to the green economy, science–policy interaction, economics, development, and ecosystem services into his work at IHDP.
Richard A. Easterlin, Ph.D., is a professor of economics at the University of Southern California. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Easterlin is an internationally renowned scholar for his work in economic history, economic demography, and subjective well-being. He has written extensively about the spread of modern economic growth, including its causes and consequences, and is the recognized founder of happiness economics. In recent years he has studied changes in subjective well-being over the lifecycle, with a view to clarifying the relative role in determining people’s feelings of well-being of living levels, family life, health, and job conditions. Prior to joining the University of Southern California, Dr. Easterlin was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania for almost 30 years. He has also been a visiting professor and scholar at the California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Texas A&M University, the University of Washington, the University of Warwick in England, and Lund University in Sweden. He is a past president of the Economic History Association and the Population Association of America, a fellow of the Econometric Society, and a distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association.
Kristie L. Ebi, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been conducting research on the impacts of and adaptation to climate change for more than 15 years, primarily extreme events, thermal stress, foodborne diseases, and vectorborne diseases. She has worked with the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, the International Development Research Centre, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and others on designing and implementing adaptation measures in low-income countries, and has worked with the Center for Climate Strategies on identifying adaptation options for U.S. states conducting vulnerability and adaptation assessments. She was a lead author for the human health chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fourth assessment report and was lead author for human health for the U.S. Synthesis and Assessment Product Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems. She has edited 4 books on climate change and health, and has authored more than 80 publications. Dr. Ebi’s scientific training includes an M.S. in toxicology,