Xavier Landes is a professor in business ethics and sustainability at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. He graduated in economics, political science and philosophy. He received his PhD from Université de Montréal (Canada). Among others, his domains of specialisation are happiness and the welfare state.
His interest is in developing a theory of public obligations. He publishes on happiness, public insurance and multiculturalism. He is a regular contributor to medias, such as Slate in France.