Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

Staff Biography

[Photo: Jan-Emmanuel DE NEVE] Dr Jan-Emmanuel DE NEVE
Research Associate - Wellbeing
Tel:  020 7955 7447
Room/Desk: 32L 2.14 A  

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

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


Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Political Economy and Behavioural Science at UCL and a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE. His publications and research interests span the economic, political, and behavioral sciences. He obtained his PhD from the LSE and was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University. He has prior work experience at the Harvard Business School, European Commission, and United Nations. His research and commentary regularly feature in the media, including in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and on the BBC.

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


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

CEP Publications:

  • Individual Experience of Positive and Negative Growth is Asymmetric: Evidence from Subjective Well-being Data
    Femke De Keulenaer, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Georgios Kavetsos, Michael I. Norton, Bert Van Landeghem, George W. Ward, October 2014
    Paper No' CEPDP1304: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Eliciting Taxpayer Preferences Increases Tax Compliance
    Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Cait Lamberton, Michael I. Norton, May 2014
    Paper No' CEPDP1270: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Objective Benefits of Subjective Well-Being
    Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Ed Diener, Louis Tay, Cody Xuereb, August 2013
    Paper No' CEPDP1236: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • 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, Henning Tiemeier, June 2013
    Paper No' CEPDP1225: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Estimating the Influence of Life Satisfaction and Positive Affect on Later Income Using Sibling Fixed-Effects
    Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Andrew J. Oswald, November 2012
    Paper No' CEPDP1176: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Enduring Impact of Childhood Experience on Mental Health: Evidence Using Instrumented Co-Twin Data
    Rachel Berner Shalem, Francesca Cornaglia, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, November 2012
    Paper No' CEPDP1175: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Genes, Economics and Happiness
    Nicholas A. Christakis, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, James H. Fowler, Bruno S. Frey, February 2012
    Paper No' CEPDP1127: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Happiness as a Driver of Risk-Avoiding Behavior
    Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Robert J. B. Goudie, Sach Mukherjee, Andrew J. Oswald, Stephen Wu, February 2012
    Paper No' CEPDP1126: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)