Christopher Barrington-Leigh

Christopher Barrington-Leigh

Christopher Barrington-Leigh is an Assistant Professor at McGill University, joint between its Institute for Health and Social Policy and the McGill School of Environment, and an Associate Member in McGill's Department of Economics. His research focuses on empirical and quantitative assessments of human well-being, and their implications for economic, social, and environmental policy, using large international as well as national surveys, experiments, and economic theoretical modeling. His other research pursuit addresses issues in environmental economics, including urban road networks, urban forms, and their implication for climate policy. He holds a PhD in Economics at the University of British Columbia.

GTI Contributions
Roundtable contribution on Money - Christopher Barrington-Leigh
Contribution to GTI Roundtable On Money
An exchange on the essay Money for the People
August 2017
Monetary reformers argue that a debt-based money system necessitates growth. But does it?

Sustainability and Well-Being: A Happy Synergy
Sustainability and Well-Being: A Happy Synergy
April 2017

Conventional wisdom sees a conflict between human progress and ecological protection. But a new body of research on subjective well-being tells us to look again.

With commentary from Anamaria Aristizabal, Deric Gruen, Anders Hayden, Emily Huddart-Kennedy, Tim Kasser, Sylvia Lorek, Lucie Middlemiss, Tadhg O’Mahony, Sandra Waddock, and a response from the author.