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.

Inequality Our research into the causes of inequality explores disparities in health, economic, and education between socioeconomic and racial groups. We also explore the role of early childhood, parental circumstances and investments in disparities; and the causes of inequality between nations in wealth, health, longevity, and human capital. The goal: to raise public awareness and assist policy decisions.