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Research team and important information



Charles-Henri DIMARIA

Sylvie DIONISIO (administrative assistant)



Chiara PERONI (Head of Division)






Measuring Progress Seminar Series


The research team is always available to answer your enquiries by mail at
Alternatively, you can reach us by phone at (+352) 247-84352 on Monday and Tuesday (9:00-16:00) and Wednesday (9:00- 12:00).
Enquiries on recruitment and vacancies should be addressed to

STATEC Research is the research division of STATEC, the National Institute of Statistical and Economic Studies of Luxembourg. The team of economists perform applied research primarily in the fields of productivity, entrepreneurship, and well-being. Their research contributes to the understanding of Luxembourg's social and economic development in a comparative perspective, to the international scientific debate, and to new perspectives for policy making.

The team participates in the international scientific community, publishes in peer-reviewed journals, and an independent scientific council, comprised of recognised international experts, evaluates their research activities annually.

Our network 

STATEC Research contributes to and benefits from several national and international partnerships. The team participates in working groups of international institutions such as the OECD, EUROSTAT, and the European Commission; hosts visiting scholars and students (masters and doctoral); and sits on the boards of national institutions and academic societies.

Research areas 


The team provides sound measures of productivity for the national economy and for Luxembourg's industries. Such measures can be used to track the dynamics of productivity in Luxembourg and to identify the country's international position. Chiara Peroni sits on the board of Luxembourg’s National Productivity Council (Conseil National de la Productivité), and serves as Luxembourg’s delegate at the OECD CIIE. Vasja Sivec serves as Luxembourg’s delegate at the EU Output Gap Working Group.


STATEC Research participates in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), an international program aimed at collecting and analysing comparative data on entrepreneurship. To this end, the team coordinates annual individual and expert surveys and reports on the state of entrepreneurship in Luxembourg. Cesare Riillo also sits on the board of the governing entity, Global Entrepreneur Research Association (GERA). Cesare Riillo and Pietro Santoleri represent Luxembourg in the OECD working group on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE). Pietro Santoleri is also a member of the Editorial Review Board of Small Business Economics.

Labour market

This research examines the implications of globalization on employment in Luxembourg using trade and firm-level data.

Well-being and quality of life

STATEC Research develops new ways of assessing social and economic development, beyond traditional income-based measures of welfare. For instance, the team established the project PIBien-être, which monitors and assess quality-of-life in Luxembourg using a multidimensional set of indicators. The team also utilized big data and sentiment analysis to measure well-being in Luxembourg (and nine other countries) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team collaborates in the StudiaLUX project, through which the European Values Study (EVS) is conducted in Luxembourg. Kelsey O’Connor and Francesco Sarracino are members of the executive committee and board of directors for the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies. Kelsey O’Connor sits on the Advisory Panel of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, and Francesco Sarracino is a member the Australian Centre on Quality of Life and sits on the World Wellbeing Panel.

Dissemination of research 

Research results are disseminated through conferences, seminars, and peer-reviewed publications. Papers of the team have appeared in journals such as Economics & Human Biology, Ecological Economics, Economic Modelling, European Economic Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Kyklos, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Oxford Economic Papers, Research Policy, Review of Income and Wealth, Small Business Economics, Social Indicators Research, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, and World Development. In addition, the team contributes to the public economic debate by organising international conferences, workshops, and seminars, and by compiling reports on issues of crucial interest to the public and policy makers.

News & Events

We are looking for a Researcher in the Economics of Well-Being to join STATEC Research in January 2022. Details of the post are available here. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of extension. We offer an attractive salary and research allowance. The deadline for application is the 30th of September 2021.

  • In September, Vasja Sivec will present “Shadow Gap: A new approach to gap estimation” at the Joint OGWG - ECFIN - JRC Conference: "Assessment of output gaps and potential output in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath.
  • In June, STATEC Research hosted a virtual event on well-being and quality-of-life, entitled Measuring Progress: Online Forum on Well-Being. Six preeminent authors gave talks over three days, focusing on their current research, broader background, and policy implications. Video recordings are now available on the event page.
  • In June, Charles-Henri DiMaria and Giovanni Mangiarotti each presented papers at the National Productivity Board, specifically: “Board Of banks’ productivity, challenges and recent advances” and “Productivity dispersion and allocative efficiency - Firm-level evidence for Manufacturing and Non-financial services in Luxembourg.”

  • Francesco Sarracino presented “PIBien-etre: measuring quality of life in Luxembourg” at the Conseil Superieur pour le Development Durable in June.


Recent Working papers

                      Recent Publications

                      Research visiting

                      We welcome visiting researchers at our premises. Visiting researchers are expected to further develop our research areas. Please submit your short project description and CV to


                      We are looking for a Researcher in the Economics of Well-Being to join STATEC Research in January 2022. Details of the post are available here. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of extension. We offer an attractive salary and research allowance. The deadline for application is September 30, 2021.