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Research

Publications

Analyzing Subjective Wellbeing Data with Misclassification (joint with S. Srisuma), Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2021, 40(2), 730-743 [working paper] 

Robust Ranking of Happiness Outcomes: A Median Regression Perspective (joint with L.Y. Chen, N. Powdthavee, and S. Srisuma) [Replication codes], Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2022, 200, 672-686 [working paper]
Media coverage: VoxEU​   

Working papers

 

Talking Therapy: Impacts of a Nationwide Mental Health Service in England  (joint with C. Krekel and with S. Srisuma)


Human Wellbeing and Machine Learning (equal lead author* with C. Kaiser*, N. Gentile*, A. Tkatchenko, A. Clark, J-E. De Neve, and C. D'Ambrosio) [webinar: earlier version]
 
An Analysis of Female Happiness Change: Revisiting the Paradox of Declining Female Happiness (joint with S. Srisuma)

Is there a W-shape in Wellbeing across the Lifespan? A Misclassification Approach
 
Selected work in progress
 
Feeling Good by Doing Good: The Effects of Sports and Volunteering on Wellbeing and Social Outcomes (with M. Cotofan and C. Krekel) [conference talk]

Suicide and subjective wellbeing in the UK: A statistical inquiry (with Caspar Kaiser and Andrew J. Oswald).

The Easterlin Paradox at 50: Revisiting the Relationships between Income and Wellbeing (with A. Clark and R. Layard)

Understanding the Role of ‘Unobservable’ Characteristics in the Performance of Police Officers (with C. Krekel and T. Kirchmaier) 

Welfare effects of expanding school choice (with D. Bhattacharya and Q. Xu)


Policy reports 
 
Living Long and Living Well: The WELLBY Approach (with R. Layard), in: Helliwell, J., Layard, R., Sachs, J., and J-E De Neve (eds.), World Happiness Report, 2021.

Book chapters 

Exercises (with R. Layard, J-E. De Neve, and M. Kaats), in: Layard, R., & De Neve, J. (2023). Wellbeing: Science and Policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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