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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 S. Srisuma)

CEP Discussion Paper, IZA Discussion Paper Non-technical summary: IZA Opinion Piece

Under Pressure: Victim Withdrawal and Police Officer Workload (joint with T. Kirchmaier)

CEP Discussion Paper Non-technical summary: LSE British Politics and Policy 


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 C. Kaiser and A. Oswald).

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

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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