Paul completed his Masters in Econometrics at the University of Groningen, and a PhD in wellbeing economics at the University of Amsterdam. He joined the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman College in Saudi Arabia as the Professor of Economics and Wellbeing in September 2021. Previously he was a Professor of Economics and Wellbeing at the London School of Economics, developing the WELLBY, a new tool for well-being policy-making that was recently adopted by the UK bureaucracy. He is still an emeritus visiting professor at the LSE.
He works on many topics in social science and policy.
In 2009 he was voted Australia’s best young economist under 40 by the Australian Economic Society. Now he is past 40.