DPhil in Social Policy
Research Interests: Subjective measures of quality of life and its potential uses for social policy.
Caspar’s primary research interest lies in subjective measures of quality of life and its potential uses for social policy.
Within that area, he analyses how income and material deprivation dynamically affect subjective wellbeing across the income distribution. Additionally, he is also interested in the relationship between objective and subjective accounts of quality of life, the validity of life satisfaction measures and the impact of the welfare state on happiness.
Prior to commencing his DPhil in Social Policy in 2016, Caspar completed the MSc in Comparative Social Policy at the department and obtained a B.A in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Maastricht. His research is funded by the Barnett House-Nuffield Scholarship.