Wellbeing & Public Policy  • 5th–7th September 2018 • Wellington, New Zealand

Carrie Exton

Carrie Exton

Carrie Exton
Head of the Monitoring Well-Being and Progress Section, OECD Statistics and Data Directorate

The OECD Better Life Initiative: where are we now, and what’s next?


Carrie Exton leads the Monitoring Well-Being and Progress Section at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Based in the Statistics and Data Directorate, her work is focused on measuring, reporting and analysing data about people’s well-being, the resources that sustain it over time, and well-being inequalities.

Carrie is the lead author and coordinator for the OECD’s flagship well-being report How’s Life? and oversees the team’s work on the Sustainable Development Goals, the Better Life Index, the policy uses of well-being metrics, and measuring business impacts on well-being. Carrie also co-authored the OECD Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-Being. Prior to joining the OECD in 2011, Carrie worked as a policy advisor in the UK Civil Service, including roles in strategy, private office, higher education, research and science policy, and the Apprenticeships Unit. She holds a DPhil (PhD) in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University.

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