I am a senior researcher at the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO) and an assistant professor of happiness economics at the Department of Applied Economics of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In addition, I serve as an associate editor (economics) for the Journal of Happiness Studies, and as a member of the board of directors and executive committee of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) and the scientific board of the Happiness Research Organisation (HRO).
My research focuses on the causes and consequences of happiness, particularly in relation to migration, work, and economic behavior. My work is motivated by my commitment to developing and disseminating evidence-based information on human happiness to support organizations, policy makers, and individuals in making informed decisions regarding happiness.
In addition to my academic work, I passionately work with various organizations to crack the codes behind their employees' happiness by conducting in-company research and providing evidence-based insights. More information about this EHERO specialism is available here.
I also work with various institutions, municipalities, and governments on improving the happiness of citizens.
More information about my professional activities is available in my cv.