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.

Subjective Well-Being CESR research searches out the determinants of life satisfaction and well-being across nations around the world by incorporating many fields, including psychology, economics and sociology. To research well-being and happiness globally, we first correct for cultural differences in how people answer subjective questions. We survey, analyze and create economic models to understand these fascinating cross-country variations.