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Organised by Professors Paul Frijters, Richard Layard and Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve

Unless stated otherwise, seminars are held on Thursdays from 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Seminars are free and open to all - there is no need to register.


The CEP Wellbeing Programme holds regular seminars in its Enjoyment of Life series. The aim is to foster an interdisciplinary debate involving economists, psychologists, other social scientists, epidemiologists and clinical scientists to evaluate the strength of evidence linking wellbeing, biology, and health, the suitability of different research paradigms, and the social and health implications of this work. Each seminar will consist of a research presentation followed by discussion, with refreshments. [Past seminars]
All seminars, unless otherwise stated, will be held at CEP, 2nd floor meeting room (2.04), 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3PH. If you are an external visitor to LSE, please bring a copy of the email reminder with you.

For any enquiries, please contact Tajender Sagoo, either by email: t.sagoo@lse.ac.uk or telephone: +44(0)20 7955 6648

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Thursday  23 May 2019  13:00 - 14:15

Wellbeing and Female Empowerment: Evidence from Changes in German Naturalisation Laws

Paul Frijters (CEP/LSE)

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Thursday  25 April 2019  13:00 - 14:15

Does Health Insurance Make People Happier? Evidence from Massachusetts' Healthcare Reform

Kanghyock Koh (Korea University)

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32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Thursday  23 May 2019  13:00 - 14:15

Wellbeing and Female Empowerment: Evidence from Changes in German Naturalisation Laws

Paul Frijters (CEP/LSE)

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Thursday  30 May 2019  13:00 - 14:15

What matters for wellbeing? An information theory approach

Jessica Milligan (Oxford)

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Thursday  06 June 2019  13:00 - 14:15

Routine-Biased Technological Change, Effort at Work, and Workers’ Well-being

Almudena Sevilla (UCL)

This paper links detailed 24-hour diary surveys in the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) over the last decades to document increases in effort at work and its implications for workers well-being. We provide evidence that automating technology is associated to higher work effort along three different dimensions: the timing, the nature, and the composition of the changes. The rise in work effort is more salient during the period in which routine-bias technological change intensified, is characterized not only by a lower consumption but also a lower frequency of on-the-job leisure, and is more pronounced for workers in routine-intensive occupations. We rule out alternative supply and demand-side explanations, such as changes in the relative preference for leisure and an increase in offshoring. We find that increases in work effort can explain losses in workers’ instantaneous enjoyment while at work.


32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Thursday  13 June 2019  13:00 - 14:15

The Impact of Employee Happiness on Productivity

George Ward (MIT)

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH