Kelsey J. O’Connor is a Researcher in the Economics of Well-Being with STATEC Research (part of the national statistics office of Luxembourg). He also serves on the Executive Board of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) and on the Advisory Panel for the What Works Centre for WellBeing (U.K.).
In addition to being a GLO Fellow, he is a Research Affiliate with the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Senior Research Associate with the School of Economics at the University of Johannesburg, and Research Advisor with Gallup. In 2021, he received the Young Scholar Award from ISQOLS.
His research focuses largely on assessing both the causes and consequences of subjective well-being, or happiness, particularly in the fields: economic development, labor economics, and social policy. His goal is to contribute research leading ultimately to a redefinition of success in national discourse, thereby supporting systems, both public and private, to promote subjective well-being.