Bio

My research focusses on the concept of wellbeing in economics and ethics. Wellbeing describes how good lives are for the individuals living it. Can economists (or other social scientists) measure it? And, what role should it play in our public and private choices?

I also have research interest in issues of distributive justice.

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Recent publications

  1. More Onerous Work Deserves Higher Pay

    Brouwer, H., & van der Deijl, W. (2021). More Onerous Work Deserves Higher Pay. In A. Örtenblad (Ed.), Equal Pay for All: Economy, Practicability, and Ethics Palgrave Macmillan. http://10.1007/978-3-030-53575-9_4
  2. Can happiness measures be calibrated?

    Ingelstrom, M., & van der Deijl, W. (Accepted/In press). Can happiness measures be calibrated? Synthese.
  3. Can Subjectivism Account for Degrees of Wellbeing?

    van der Deijl, W., & Brouwer, H. (2021). Can Subjectivism Account for Degrees of Wellbeing? Ethical Theory and Moral Practice.
  4. The Sentience Argument for Experientialism about Welfare

    van der Deijl, W. (2021). The Sentience Argument for Experientialism about Welfare. PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES, 178(1), 1-22.
  5. Can desire-satisfaction alienate our good?

    van der Deijl-Kloeg, W. (Accepted/In press). Can desire-satisfaction alienate our good? Journal of Value Inquiry.

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