Lord Layard

Lord Layard

Full title

The Lord Layard


Peter Layard



Joined the Lords

3 May 2000

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 5353
Fax: 0207 219 5979

External/Private Office

Director, Wellbeing Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE
Tel: 020 7955 7048
Fax: 020 7955 7595

Web & Social media


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Economic Affairs Committee (L) Lords 2004-08
EU Sub-Committee A Lords 2001-02

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Emeritus Professor London School of Economics 1999-
Director LSE Centre for Economic Performance 1990-12
Professor of Economics London School of Economics 1980-99
Head Centre for Labour Economics, LSE 1974-90
Deputy Director Higher Education Research Unit, LSE 1964-74
Senior Research Officer Robbins Committee on Higher Education 1961-63
Teacher 1958-61

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chair World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Health and Wellbeing 2011-12
Member Measuring National Well-Being Advisory Forum, Office of National Statistics 2010-
National Adviser Improved Access to Psychological Therapy Programme, Programme, Department of Health 2006-
Member Select Committee on Economic Affairs, House of Lords 2004-08
Member EU Sub-Committee A (Economic and Financial Affairs, Trade and External Relations), House of Lords 2001-02
Member Modern Apprenticeship Advisory Committee (Chairman: Sir John Cassels) 2001-01
Consultant Forward Strategy Unit, No.10 Downing Street 2001-01
Member Moser Committee on Basic Skills for Adults 1998-99

Member's focus

Economy and finance
Employment and training
Health services and medicine

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Programme Director, Well-Being Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics
  • 5: Land and property

    • House in London
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Adviser, IAPT, Department of Health (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)
    • Chair, Steering Committee, Healthy Minds in Secondary Schools
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Co-founder, Action for Happiness