Christopher Barrington-Leigh

Department of Economics at University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Christopher Barrington-Leigh's research priorities center around investigating what properly measured well-being implies for forming healthy, happy, and resilient communities in a less energy-intensive world. Born in 1973, and originally trained in upper atmospheric and space physics at M.I.T., Stanford, and Berkeley, Christopher's research took him to mountaintop thunderstorm observatories in the U.S. Rockies, to radio remote-sensing sites in the Antarctic plateau and, vicariously, into orbit through the instruments of orbiting spacecraft. In 2009 Christopher was awarded a second PhD, this time from the Economics Department at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Christopher is currently located at the Economics Department at UBC as a Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Junior Fellow working with John Helliwell in CIFAR's Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being programme.