Thinking Compassionate Thoughts

By Peter Rooney

[Faculty] Chances are, the first words that you associate with mindfulness are not physics or economics. So how is it that two Amherst faculty members from those fields are in charge of two organizations devoted to the concepts of mindfulness and contemplative practice?

“Fortunate births, perhaps?” offers Daniel Barbezat, professor of economics and executive director of the Northampton-based Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.

What They Are Reading

Professor of Economics Daniel Barbezat, who was recently named executive director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, writes about the books on his figurative bedside table.

Consuming Happiness

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Daniel Barbezat talks money and happiness.

Interview by Peter Rooney