Jan-Emmanuel de Neve

Jan-Emmanuel De Neve

Associate Professor of Economics and Strategy


Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Oxford
OX1 1HP

Profile

Jan's research interests are in behavioural economics, public policy and human wellbeing. He is the Director of the Wellbeing Research Centre.

 

His research has been published in academic outlets such as Science, Nature, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Psychological Science, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). 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, productivity, economic growth, and inequality. His research was selected among 'The Management Ideas that Mattered Most' by the Harvard Business Review and he was awarded the inaugural Ruut Veenhoven Award for his contributions to the scientific study of happiness.

Jan has joined John Helliwell, Richard Layard, and Jeffrey Sachs as an associate editor of the World Happiness Report. He is a member of the Global Happiness Council and chairs its Workplace Wellbeing committee.

He is a frequent advisor to governments and businesses, including the Gallup Organization and start-ups such as Psychological Technologies, Aula, and Butterfly AI.

Prior to joining Oxford, Jan was Assistant Professor in Political Economy and Behavioural Science at University College London and a Visiting Professor in Economics and Political Science at INSEAD. He is affiliated with the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE and with the Centre for Experimental Social Sciences at Nuffield College.

Jan obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics and was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University. His research and commentary regularly feature in the media, including in The Economist, the Financial Times, the Harvard Business Review, and on the BBC. He is a frequent speaker at academic and non-academic conferences, including at PopTech and TED.

Alongside his role at Saïd Business School, Jan is the KSI Fellow and Vice-Principal of Harris Manchester College at the University of Oxford.

Research

Work in progress:

Publications

  • Jan-Emmanuel De Neve,
  • George Ward,
  • Femke De Keulenaer,
  • Bert Van Landeghem,
  • Georgios Kavetsos,
  • Michael I Norton
Strategy
  • Cait Lamberton,
  • Jan-Emmanuel De Neve,
  • Michael I Norton
Strategy

Top incomes and human well-being: Evidence from the Gallup World Poll(opens in new window)

Journal article  |  JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PSYCHOLOGY  | 
  • Nattavudh Powdthavee,
  • Richard V Burkhauser,
  • Jan-Emmanuel De Neve
Strategy
  • Caroline J Charpentier,
  • Jan-Emmanuel De Neve,
  • Xinyi Li,
  • Jonathan P Roiser,
  • Tali Sharot
Strategy
  • Robert JB Goudie,
  • Sach Mukherjee,
  • Jan-Emmanuel de Neve,
  • Andrew J Oswald,
  • Stephen Wu
Strategy
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Teaching

Jan teaches on the economics of wellbeing, political economy, market and non-market strategy.

He previously taught at Harvard, INSEAD, and University College London. He has been awarded multiple teaching prizes.

Social media

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Students

Jan supervises doctoral candidates.