Publications

 

2017

 

"Top incomes and human well-being: Evidence from the Gallup World Poll", with Richard V. Burkhauser and Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Journal of Economic Psychology, forthcoming

 

PowdthaveeBurkhauserDeNeve July 2017.pdf
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"Do you have to win it to fix it? A longitudinal study of lottery winners and their health care demand", with Terence C. Cheng and Joan Costa-i-Font, American Journal of Health Economics, forthcoming

 

Do you have to win it to fix it?
lottery-healthcare-7Oct2106-AJHE.pdf
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"Locus of control and its intergenerational implications for early childhood skill formation", with Warn N. Lekfuangfu, Nele Warrinnier, and Francesca Cornaglia, Economic Journal, forthcoming

 

Locus of control and its intergenerational implications
A revised EJ version 11APRIL2016.pdf
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"Longitudinal evidence for a midlife nadir in human well-being: results from four data sets", with Terence C. Cheng and Andrew J. Oswald, Economic Journal, 127(599), 126-142.

 

Longitudinal evidence for a midlife nadir
Cheng_et_al-2017-The_Economic_Journal.pd[...]
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2016

 

"Can having internal locus of control insure against negative shocks? Psychological evidence from panel data", with Hielke Buddelmeyer, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 122, 88-109.

 

Internal Locus of Control and Shocks
InternalLOC29OCT2015.pdf
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2015

 

"Can priming cooperation increase public good contributions?", with Michalis Drouvelis and Robert Metcalfe, Theory and Decision, 79, 479-492.

Priming Cooperation
priming.pdf
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"Are happier people less judgmental of other people's selfish behaviours? Experimental survey evidence from trust and gift exchange games", with Michalis Drouvelis, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 58, 111-123.

Happy judgment
dp7495.pdf
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"Life satisfaction and sexual minorities: Evidence from Australia and the United Kingdom", with Mark Wooden, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 116, 107-126.

 

Sexual orientation and satisfaction
Sexual orientations and satisfaction.pdf
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"Would you pay for transparently useless advice? A test of boundaries of beliefs in the folly of predictions", with Yohanes Eko Riyanto, Review of Economics and Statistics, 97(2), 257-272.

 

Useless advice
Useless advice.pdf
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"What's the good of education on our overall quality of life? A simultaneous equation model of education and life satisfaction for Australia", with Warn N. Lekfuangfu and Mark Wooden, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 54, 10-21.

 

What's the good of education?
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"Trust and happiness: comparative study before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake", with Eiji Yamamura, Yoshiro Tsutsui, Chisako Yamane, and Shoko Yamane, Social Indicators Research, 123(3), 919-935.

 

Japan earthquake and trust
Japan earthquake and trust.pdf
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"Does more education lead to better health habits? Evidence from the school reforms in Australia", with Jinhu Li, Social Science and Medicine, 127, 83-91.

 

Would you like to know?
Data+-+Australian+Econ+Review+15.01.15.p[...]
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Childhood resilience
childhood resilience.pdf
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"What predicts a successful life? A life-course model of well-being", with Richard Layard, Andrew E. Clark, Francesca Cornaglia, and James Vernoit, Economic Journal124(580), F720-F738.

 

What predicts a successful life?
dp1245.pdf
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"Economic approaches to understanding change in happiness", with Alois Stutzer, in M. Sheldon and Richard E. Lucas (eds.), Stability of Happiness. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 

 

Economics approaches to understanding changes in happiness
SSRN-id2432395.pdf
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Distributional impacts of job characteristics on job satisfaction
Chongvilaivan+and+Powdthavee+$28060212$2[...]
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Parents' unemployment and wellbeing of youth
parents' unemployment and wellbeing of y[...]
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"Is Personality Fixed? Personality Changes as Much as “Variable” Economic Factors and More Strongly Predicts Changes to Life Satisfaction", with Christopher Boyce and Alex Wood, Social Indicators Research, 111(1), 287-305.

 

Is personality fixed?
Is_Personality_Fixed_Personality_Changes[...]
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Jobless, friendless and broke
jobless friendless and broke.pdf
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"Thinking About It: A Note on Attention and Well-Being Losses from Unemployment", with Paul Dolan, Applied Economics Letters, 19(4), 325-328.

 

Thinking about it
thinking about it.pdf
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2011

 

"Putting Different Price Tags on the Same Health Condition: Re-evaluating the Well-Being Valuation Approach", with Bernard van den Berg, Journal of Health Economics, 30(5), 1032-1043

Putting different price tags on the same health problem
dp5493.pdf
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9/11 and mental health
9:11 and mental health.pdf
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Curious case of union membership
ILRR.pdf
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Education and risk of hypertension
dp4847.pdf
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Income and life satisfaction
income life satisfaction.pdf
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"Daughters and Leftwing Votingwith Andrew Oswald, Review of Economics and Statistics, 92(2), 213-227

 

Daughters and leftwing voting
daughters and leftwing voting.pdf
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Rank and economics wellbeing
rank and economics wellbeing.pdf
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"I Can't Smile Without You: Spousal Correlation in Life Satisfaction", Journal of Economic Psychology, 30(4), 675-689.

 

Can't smile without you
Cant smile.pdf
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"The Socio-economic Gap in University Drop Out", with Anna Vignoles, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 9: Iss. 1 (Topics), Article 19.

 

Dropout
dropout.pdf
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"Think having children will make you happy?", The Psychologist, 22(4), 308-311.

 

 

"Ill-Health as a Household Norm: Evidence from Other People's Health Problems", Social Science and Medicine, 68, 251-259.

 

 

2008

 

"Does Happiness Adapt? A Longitudinal Study of Disability with Implications for Economists and Judges", with Andrew Oswald, Journal of Public Economics, 92, 1061-1077.

Does happiness adapt?
does happiness adapt.pdf
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Valuing social relationships
valuing_relationships.pdf
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"Death, Happiness, and the Calculation of Compensatory Damages", with Andrew Oswald, Journal of Legal Studies, 37(S2), June, S217-S252. 

 

Death and compensation
jlsospow31oct07.pdf
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Mental health of parents
Powdthavee2007mental397.pdf
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Feeling richer or poorer
feeling richer or poorer.pdf
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"Obesity, Unhappiness, and The Challenge of Affluence: Theory and Evidence", with Andrew Oswald, Economic Journal, 117 (June), F441-454

 

Obesity
obesity EJ.pdf
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Are there geographical variation in the effect of unemp
Are_There_Geographical_Variations_in_the[...]
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2005

 

"Unhappiness and Crime: Evidence from South Africa", Economica , 72, 531-547

Unhappiness and crime
WRAP_Powdthavee_twerp685a.pdf
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