"Gender norms, fairness and relative working hours within households", with Sarah Fleche and Anthony Lepinteur, Labour Economics, forthcoming 


Gender norms, fairness and relative working hours
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Air pollution and impaired memory
Memory 9 oct 2019 air particulates Powdt[...]
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"Does It Pay to Bet on Your Favourite to Win? Evidence on Experienced Utility from the 2018 FIFA World Cup Experiment", with Lajos Kossuth, Donna Harris, and Nick Chater, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 171, 35-58. 


2018 FIFA World Cup Study
Emotional Insurance - 1.12.19 - manuscri[...]
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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, 46(5), 769-780. 


Buying Happiness in an Unequal World
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"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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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
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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
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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
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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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