Caspar Kaiser


Assistant Professor, Department of Methodology and Statistics, Tilburg University

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Currently, I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Methodology and Statistics at Tilburg University. From September 2023 I will join the Behavioural Science Group at Warwick Business School as Assistant Professor. I am also a research affiliate at Oxford University's Wellbeing Research Centre, as well as a trustee of the Happier Lives Institute.

My research focuses on the measurement and determinants of wellbeing.

Regarding measurement, I work on improving the comparability of survey data on people’s feelings and analyse whether such data can measure welfare cardinally. Concerning determinants, I am particularly interested in how social comparisons and inequalities, particularly with respect to household incomes, shape people’s wellbeing.

Beyond these foci, I am interested in the wider normative implications of using subjective data, questions of welfare measurement more generally, the determinants and consequences of social mobility, as well as developments in causal inference and machine learning.

In December 2020, I completed a DPhil in Social Policy at Nuffield College and the Department of Social Policy & Intervention. Brian Nolan (INET, Oxford) and Maarten Vendrik (SBE, Maastricht) supervised my doctorate. My doctoral research was funded by the Barnett House-Nuffield Joint Scholarship.

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