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.

Self-Reporting How can we increase the accuracy and precision of information gleaned from the public? Using ecological momentary assessment tools, our researchers engage in intensive sampling of participants' experiences 24/7, building a potentially invaluable data collection. This research employs such devices as palmtop computers and cell phones.