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Jolanda Hessels is associate professor at the department of Applied Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is also affiliated with the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO). Jolanda obtained her PhD in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research interests include the impact of labor market choices on work and life satisfaction, the role of foreign direct investment as a source of knowledge spillovers, and the relation between entrepreneurship, institutions and economic development.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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