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Kelsey O'Connor

Kelsey O'Connor


Originally from Denver, Colorado, Kelsey completed a BS in Economics and Business, and MS in Mineral Economics at the Colorado School of Mines. Following school, Kelsey worked at an independent financial advisory; however, having long desired to do research and teach, he left the private sector to pursue his true passion. Now in his second year at USC, he's assisting Professor Richard Easterlin to identify the economic determinants of happiness. Leading ultimately, he hopes, toward the inclusion of subjective well-being metrics (happiness) in American political discourse.


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