Kelsey J. O'Connor, Ph.D.

Researcher in Economics of Well-Being

STATEC Research, National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Associate Editor (economics), Journal of Happiness Studies

Co-Vice President of Professional Affairs & Board of Directors Member, International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS)

Advisory Panel Member, What Works Centre for Wellbeing (U.K.)

Senior Research Associate, School of Economics, University of Johannesburg

IZA Research Affiliate, GLO Fellow, and Gallup Research Advisor

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Measuring Progress: STATEC Well-Being Seminar Series

STATEC Research has a new seminar series in which scholars from around the world will discuss the quest for better lives. Speakers will focus on quality-of-life research generally and discuss both the broader background and policy implications. Presentations will take place virtually approximately every three weeks. Please see the website for the schedule of speakers and more information.

STATEC Research is the research division of the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. We have 10 economists working on productivity, entrepreneurship, labor, and well-being.

The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies is a global organization with a mission to promote research in the field of quality-of-life, happiness, and well-being.

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing is the United Kingdom's national organization for wellbeing evidence, policy, and practice. It was set up to develop and share evidence to improve and refocus decision making among individuals, businesses, and governments.

Gallup, Inc. is a global analytics and advice firm that, within academia, is best known for its extensive polls, especially the World Poll and Gallup US Healthways Poll.

The University of Johannesburg is one of the largest public universities in South Africa. The Department of Economics and Econometrics has more than 30 faculty members in six clusters: economic development, industry policy, financial economics, local economic development, environmental economics and public sector, and competition and economic regulation.