Eric Bonsang, PhD

Visiting Research Fellow

Eric Bonsang is Senior Researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), Country Team Leader of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) for Luxembourg, and Adjunct Professor of Econometrics at the University of Liège. He holds a PhD in Economics from University of Liège (2008). Eric is also a fellow of the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA, Maastricht University), the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar, Tilburg University), and the Research Centre in Public Economics and Population Economics (CREPP, University of Liège). He is Associate Editor of Ageing & Society and the Journal of the Economics of Ageing. His current research interests focus on applied microeconometrics, labour and demographic economics, and economics of ageing, including the causes and consequences of cognitive ageing, subjective well-being, and long-term care for older individuals.


PhD, 2008, Economics, University of Liège
MsC, 2003, Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
BA, 2001, Economics, University of Liège


Selected Publications
Bonsang, E., Dohmen, T. (2015). Risk attitude and cognitive aging. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 112, pp. 112-126.
Bonsang, E., Van Soest, A. (2015). Satisfaction with daily activities after retirement in Europe. Ageing & Society, 2015, vol. 35, n°6, pp. 1146-1170.
Grotz, C., Letenneur, L., Bonsang, E., Amieva, H., Meillon, C. Quertemont, E. Salmon, E. Adam, S. (2015). Retirement Age and the Age of Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease: Results from the ICTUS Study. PLoS ONE, vol. 10, n°2, pp. 1-11.
Adam, S., Bonsang, E., Grotz, C., Perelman, S. (2013). Occupational activities and cognitive reserve: implications in terms of the prevention of cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Clinical Interventions in Aging, vol. 8, pp. 377-390.
Skirbekk, V., Stonawski, M., Bonsang, E., Staudinger, U. (2013). The Flynn effect and population aging. Intelligence, vol. 41, n°3, pp. 169-177.