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Kelsey J. O’Connor is a Researcher in the Economics of Well-Being with STATEC Research (part of the national statistics office of Luxembourg). He also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies, and on the Advisory Panel of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing in the U.K.

Kelsey completed a Ph.D. in economics in 2017 at the University of Southern California, where he worked primarily with professors Richard Easterlin and Jeffrey Nugent. His goal is to contribute research leading ultimately to a redefinition of success in national discourse, thereby supporting systems, both public and private, to promote subjective well-being.


  • –present
    Researcher, National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies