Bert van Landeghem

University of Sheffield, UK, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Lecturer in Economics, University of Sheffield, UK

Research interest

Labor markets, well-being, econometrics, developing countries

Past positions

Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), University of Maastricht (the Netherlands) (April 2010–September 2015); Research/teaching assistant at LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, University of Leuven, Belgium (October 2005–April 2010)


PhD in Economics, University of Leuven, Belgium, 2010

Selected publications

  • "A test for the convexity of human well-being over the life cycle: Evidence from a 20-year panel." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 81 (2012): 571–582.

  • "Land and happiness: Land distribution and subjective well-being in Moldova." Eastern European Economics 51 (2013): 61–85 (with J. Swinnen and L. Vranken).

  • "The course of subjective well-being over the life cycle." Schmollers Jahrbuch/Journal of Applied Social Science Studies129 (2009): 261–267.

  • "Imitative obesity and relative utility." Journal of the European Economic Association 7 (2009): 528–538 (with D. G. Blanchflower and A. J. Oswald).