Kelsey J. O’Connor is a Researcher in the Economics of Well-Being with STATEC Research (part of the national statistics office of Luxembourg). He also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies and on the Advisory Panel of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing in the U.K.
His research focuses largely on assessing both the causes and consequences of subjective well-being, or happiness, particularly in the fields: economic development, labor economics, and social policy. He completed a Ph.D. in economics in 2017 at the University of Southern California, where he worked primarily with professors Richard Easterlin and Jeffrey Nugent.
Kelsey J. O’Connor joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in January 2021.