Carol Graham is Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and College Park Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. From 2002-2004, she served as a Vice President at Brookings. She has also served as Special Adviser 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. From 2011-2012 she served on National Academy of Sciences Panel on well-being metrics and public policy.
She is the author of numerous books and articles. Her most recent book, forthcoming with Oxford University Press, is Happiness around the World: the Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires. She has published articles in a range of journals including the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; the World Bank Research Observer; Health Affairs, the Journal of Socio-Economics; the Journal of Development Studies; World Economics; the Journal of Human Development; and Foreign Affairs. She has an A.B. from Princeton University, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins, and a D.Phil from Oxford University. She is the mother of three children.