"Why Do People Tolerate Income Inequality?", with Lucia Macchia and Anke Plagnol, Harvard Business Review, Digital Article 


Why do people tolerate income inequality?
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"Is There a Link Between Air Pollution and Impaired Memory? Evidence on 34,000 English Citizens", with Andrew Oswald, Ecological Economics, forthcoming 


Air pollution and impaired memory
Memory 9 oct 2019 air particulates Powdt[...]
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"Buying Happiness in an Unequal World: Rank of Income More Strongly Predict Well-being in More Unequal Countries", with Lucia Machia and Anke Plagnol, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, forthcoming 


Buying Happiness in an Unequal World
Buying happiness in an unequal world - P[...]
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Who Got the Brexit Blues? The Effect of Brexit on Subjective Wellbeing in the UK", with Anke Plagnol, Paul Frijters, and Andrew E. Clark Economica, 86(343), 471-494.


Who got the Brexit blues?
Does Brexit make you happy December 2018[...]
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Lower-Rated Publications Do Lower Academics’ Judgments of Publication Lists: Evidence from a Survey Experiment of Economists", with Yohanes E. Riyanto and Jack L. Knetsch, Journal of Economic Psychology, 66, 33-44.


Publication Bias in Economics
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"Gender norm and relative working hours: Why do women suffer more than men from working longer hours than their partner?", with Sarah Fleche and Anthony Lepinteur, AEA Papers & Proceedings, 108, 163-168.


Gender norms AEA P&P
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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, 4(1), 26-50.


Do you have to win it to fix it?
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"The welfare implications of addictive substances: A longitudinal study of life satisfaction of drug users", with Julie Moschion, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 146, 206-221.


The Welfare Implications of Addictive Substances
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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, 128(608), 298-329.


Locus of control and its intergenerational implications
A revised EJ version 11APRIL2016.pdf
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"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, 62, 246-257.


PowdthaveeBurkhauserDeNeve July 2017.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
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"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
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"Income inequality makes whole countries less happy", with Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Harvard Business Review, Digital Article.





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

Priming Cooperation
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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
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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?
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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?
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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
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Distributional impacts of job characteristics on job satisfaction
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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?
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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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"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
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9/11 and mental health
9:11 and mental health.pdf
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Curious case of union membership
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Education and risk of hypertension
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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.


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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.





"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
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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
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Mental health of parents
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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 EJ.pdf
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Are there geographical variation in the effect of unemp
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"Unhappiness and Crime: Evidence from South Africa", Economica , 72, 531-547

Unhappiness and crime
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