Development Economics and Happiness Economics



09:00-09:15 Welcome and introduction (Roy Thurik)
Session 1: Development Economics
09:15-09:45 Issues and challenges in development economics (Wim Naudé)
Methodology and Statistics
09:45-10:30 Statistical analysis in development economics (Giampiero Marra)
Applied Research
10:30-11:00 The effect of SME productivity increases on large firm productivity (André van Stel, Nardo de Vries, Jan de Kok)
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 Non-farm enterprises in rural Africa: New empirical evidence (Paula Nagler, Wim Naudé)
12:00-12:30 Location decisions of Chinese multinationals in Europe: The role of overseas communities (Bas Karreman, Martijn Burger, Frank van Oort)
12:30-13:30 Erasmus Paviljoen
Intermezzo: Linking Development and Happiness Economics
13:45-14:15 Happiness and development (Ruut Veenhoven)
Session 2: Happiness Economics
Statistics and Methodology
14:15-14:45 Statistical analysis in happiness economics (Rosalba Radice)
Applied Research
14:45-15:15 The role of macro-conditions in the happiness of immigrants (Martijn Hendriks)
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-16:15 Life satisfaction of the self-employed for different occupational types (Jolanda Hessels, Peter van der Zwan, Efstratia Arampatzi, Martijn Burger)
16:15-16:45 The stature of the self-employed and its premium (Niels Rietveld, Jolanda Hessels, Peter van der Zwan)
Closing Session

Wrap up and policy implications (Wim Naudé, Roy Thurik, Ruut Veenhoven)

Drinks and Dinner
18:00-21:00 Trattoria Gusto (Schiedamse Vest 40, 3011 BA Rotterdam)


  • This is a closed workshop for only invitees