Refereed journal articles 

The influence of CEO compensation on employee engagement.

Review of Managerial Science, 2022. (with Martijn Burger and Harry Commandeur)

Are migrants and their families happier after migration? 

Paradigma Económico, 2021. 

Happy but Unequal: Differences in Subjective Well-Being across Individuals and Space in Colombia.

Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2021. (with Martijn Burger and Elena Ianchovichina)

The Joy of Lottery Play: Evidence from a Field Experiment.

Experimental Economics, 2020. (with Martijn Burger, Emma Pleeging, and Jan van Ours)

Virtuous Leadership: A source of Employee Well-being and Trust.

Management Research Review, 2020. (with Martijn Burger, Antoinette Rijsenbilt, Emma Pleeging, and Harry Commandeur)

Unsuccessful subjective well-being assimilation among immigrants: The role of faltering perceptions of the host society.

Journal of Happiness Studies, 2020. (with Martijn Burger)

Steering towards happiness: An experience sampling study on the determinants of happiness of truck drivers. 
Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 2019. (with Indy Wijngaards and Martijn Burger)

Bringing happiness into the study of migration and its consequences: What, why, and how?
Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 2019. (with David Bartram)


The silver linings of lottery play: Motivation and subjective well-being of British lottery participants.
Applied Economics Letters, 2016. (with Martijn Burger, Emma Pleeging and Peter van der Zwan)


Macro-conditions and immigrants' happiness: Is moving to a wealthy country all that matters?.
Social Science Research, 2016. (with David Bartram)

Why are locals happier than internal migrants? The role of daily life.
Social Indicators Research, 2016. (with Kai Ludwigs and Ruut Veenhoven)


The happiness of international migrants: A review of research findings.
Migration Studies, 2015.

Chapters in International Books or Reports

Happiness and Migration
Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, 2021. (with Martijn Burger)

Organizations with virtuous leaders flourish more.

The Pope of Happiness: A Festschrift for Ruut Veenhoven, 2021.

Who benefits and who suffers from international migration? Global evidence from the science of happiness

A Modern Guide to Wellbeing Research, 2021. 

Urban-Rural Happiness Differentials across the World.

World Happiness Report, 2020. (with Martijn Burger, Philip Morrison, and Marloes Hoogerbrugge)

Do international migrants increase their happiness and that of their families by migrating?

World Happiness Report, 2018. (with Martijn Burger, Julie Ray, and Neli Esipova)

Happiness consequences of international migration. 

CaliBRANDO (policy brief), 2018. 

International migration decisions and happiness: The Migration Happiness Atlas as a community development initiative. Routledge Handbook of Community Development, 2018. (with Kai Ludwigs and David Bartram)

Happiness insights into migration policy and choice behavior of immigrants.

New Dimensions in Community Well-Being, 2017.

Chapters in Dutch Books or Reports

De geluksparadox van de verstedelijking. 
Demos, 2020.

Deugdzaam leiderschap: Helpt het organisaties floreren?

Tijdschrift voor Management en Organisatie, 2020.

Gelukkige publieke sector voor een gelukkige samenleving. 

Gelukt werkt door, 2018. (with Martijn Burger)


De geluksatlas.

Atlas voor gemeenten, 2017. (with Martijn Burger, Gerard Marlet, Frank van Oort, Gerard Marlet, and Clemens van Woerkens)

Geluk, werktevredenheid, en productiviteit. 

Tijdschrift voor Management en Organisatie, 2014.


Migrant Happiness: Insights into the broad well-being outcomes of migration and its determinants.

Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2018.

Blogs & podcasts
Hete hangijzers: Werkgeluk

Sociaal Fonds voor de Kennissector (SoFoKleS), 2022.

 What explains the high spatial inequality in happiness in Colombia? 

World Bank blogs, 2021. (with Elena Ianchovichina and Martijn Burger)

Does migration increase happiness? It depends. 

Migration Information Source (Migration Policy Institute), 2018.

Migratie draagt bij aan een gelukkigere wereld. 

Sociale vraagstukken, 2018.