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[Photo: Jan-Emmanuel DE NEVE] Dr Jan-Emmanuel DE NEVE
Associate - Wellbeing
Email: J.De-Neve@lse.ac.uk

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: Behavioural Economics, Well-being, Behavioural Genetics, Political Economy

Biography:

Jan-Emmanuel De Neve is Associate Professor in Economics and Strategy at Saïd Business School and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College at the University of Oxford. Jan's research interests are in behavioural economics and political economy. The underlying theme throughout his research is the study of human wellbeing. This ongoing research agenda has led to new insights in the relationship between happiness and income, economic growth, and inequality. Significant new findings have also been published on the objective benefits of subjective wellbeing and in uncovering the genetic architecture of human wellbeing. Methodologically, Jan’s research is empirically applied and often employs experimental designs. Ongoing research includes field experiments in collaboration with national tax administrations that trial innovative procedures centered on transparency and participation with regards to public spending. These interventions aim to raise taxpayer satisfaction and also nudge taxpayers towards greater tax compliance. Jan has joined John Helliwell, Richard Layard, and Jeffrey Sachs as co-editor of the next World Happiness Report. He is also Deputy Principal Investigator for the ESRC What Works Centre for Wellbeing. He obtained his PhD from the LSE and was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University. His research and commentary regularly feature in the media, including in The Economist, Financial Times, and on the BBC. He is a frequent speaker at academic and non-academic conferences including at PopTech and TED.

Current Areas of Research:

The relationship between economic growth and well-being / The behavioral and psychological effects of eliciting taxpayer preferences / The objective benefits of subjective well-being / The behavioral genetics of subjective well-being

Education:

  • PhD, LSE
  • MPP, Harvard Kennedy School
  • BCom, University of Melbourne

CEP Publications

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CEP Discussion Paper
Happiness at Work Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and George Ward
March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1474:
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JEL Classification: I31


Tags: subjective wellbeing; employment; job type; job characteristics

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Models of Affective Decision-making: How do Feelings Predict Choice? Caroline J. Charpentier, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Jonathan P. Roiser and Tali Sharot
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1408:
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JEL Classification: D01; D03; D81


Tags: decision-making; feelings; subjective well-being; value; utility; prospect theory

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CEP Discussion Paper
Top Incomes and Human Well-Being Around the World Richard V. Burkhauser, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and Nattavudh Powdthavee
January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1400:
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JEL Classification: D63; I3


Tags: top income; life evaluation; well-being; income inequality; world top income database; gallup world poll

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The Asymmetric Experience of Positive and Negative Economic Growth: Global Evidence Using Subjective Well-Being Data Femke De Keulenaer, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Georgios Kavetsos, Michael I. Norton, Bert Van Landeghem and George W. Ward
October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1304:
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JEL Classification: D03; O11; D69; I39


Tags: economic growth; business cycles; subjective well-being

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CEP Discussion Paper
Eliciting Taxpayer Preferences Increases Tax Compliance Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Cait Lamberton and Michael I. Norton
May 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1270:
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JEL Classification: D03; H26; H30; H50; I31


Tags: tax compliance; taxpayer agency; taxpayer satisfaction; government spending

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Objective Benefits of Subjective Well-Being Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Ed Diener, Louis Tay and Cody Xuereb
August 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1236:
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JEL Classification: E10;E30;E24;E21


Tags: unemployment; aggregate demand; matching frictions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Molecular Genetics and Subjective Well-Being Meike Bartels, Daniel J. Benjamin, David Cesarini, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Magnus Johannesson, Philipp D. Koellinger, Robert F. Krueger, Patrik K. E. Magnusson, Nancy L. Pedersen, Cornelius A. Rietveld and Henning Tiemeier
June 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1225:
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JEL Classification: D03; D60


Tags: subjective well-being; heritability; genetics; greml

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Estimating the Influence of Life Satisfaction and Positive Affect on Later Income Using Sibling Fixed-Effects Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and Andrew J. Oswald
November 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1176:
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JEL Classification: I10; J24


Tags: income; life satisfaction; positive affect

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Enduring Impact of Childhood Experience on Mental Health: Evidence Using Instrumented Co-Twin Data Rachel Berner Shalem, Francesca Cornaglia and Jan-Emmanuel De Neve
November 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1175:
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JEL Classification: I10


Tags: mental health; childhood experience; twin study; instrumental variable analysis

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Genes, Economics and Happiness Nicholas A. Christakis, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, James H. Fowler and Bruno S. Frey
February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1127:
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JEL Classification: A12; D03; D87; Z00


Tags: wellbeing; socio-demographics; happiness; genetics; life satisfaction