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Hap­pier Lives Institute

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The Happier Lives Institute (HLI) is an organization that researches the best ways to increase global wellbeing. This includes theoretical research on wellbeing measurement as well as practical research into effective interventions. HLI was incubated by Charity Entrepreneurship.

Funding

As of July 2022, HLI has received $55,000 in funding from Effective Altruism Funds.[1][2]

Further reading

Cohen, Alex (2021) A conversation with the Happier Lives Institute, GiveWell, February 12.

Plant, Michael et al. (2021) 2021-22 Research agenda and context, Happier Lives Institute, April.

External links

Happier Lives Institute. Official website.

Apply for a job.

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  1. ^

    Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund (2019) November 2019: EA Meta Fund grants, Effective Altruism Funds, November.

  2. ^

    Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund (2020) July 2020: EA Meta Fund grants, Effective Altruism Funds, July.

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29 points
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133 points
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59 points
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84 points
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15 points
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9 points
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319 points
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24 points
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