Paul Frijters

Paul completed his Masters in Econometrics at the University of Groningen, and a PhD in wellbeing economics at the University of Amsterdam. He joined the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman College in Saudi Arabia as the Professor of Economics and Wellbeing in September 2021.  Previously he was a Professor of Economics and Wellbeing at the London School of Economics, developing the WELLBY, a new tool for well-being policy-making that was recently adopted by the UK bureaucracy. He is still an emeritus visiting professor at the LSE. 

He works on many topics in social science and policy.

In 2009 he was voted Australia’s best young economist under 40 by the Australian Economic Society. Now he is past 40.

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Dearth and taxes

Paul Frijters suggests it’s time to stop relying on accounting to get the rich and powerful to pay their dues. The Romans extracted tributes from their provinces, such as regular

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Good God

Would new gods help combat corruption and improve democracy? Paul Frijters believes so. As the covid-19 pandemic has progressed, a growing number of governments have shifted to ruling by decree.

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Paul Frijters shares a dream. The world is getting hotter and wetter due to humanity increasing its carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions over the past 200 years. Even if

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