At CESR, our scientists, colleagues and staff pursue compelling, data-driven research in the social sciences and economics that further understanding, policy making and quality of life. In broad terms, our significant areas of interest include:
Recent Finding

Retirement has a causal positive effect on general health and no significant effect on depression, according to a CESR study of older workers and retirees in European countries.

Financial Decision Making How do people reach decisions about issues affecting their economic status, particularly in old age? At CESR, we use creative research methods to unlock behavioral economics. We're interested in how people collect and process information, interpret alternatives, think about risks and probabilities and trade off between present and future. Weak links are used to draw implications for better education and ways to help people make decisions that better serve them as they age.