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Past Seminars:
Wellbeing Seminar Series


This seminar series has now closed


23 October 2014   13:00 - 14:15
Are there Cognitive Markers of Optimism and Wellbeing?
Elaine Fox (University of Oxford)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

16 October 2014   13:00 - 14:15
Swapping value for feelings to predict choice? Models of affective decision-making
Caroline Charpentier (UCL) , joint with Tali Sharot and Jan-Emmanuel De Neve
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

03 July 2014   13:00 - 14:15
Does money affect mental health and happiness? Evidence from a systematic review of the literature
Kitty Stewart (CASE) , joint with Kerris Cooper
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

12 June 2014   13:00 - 14:15
Happiness by design
Paul Dolan (LSE)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

03 April 2014   13:00 - 14:15
Happy Voters
Eugenio Proto (Warwick)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

13 March 2014   13:00 - 14:15
Estimating the production function of human capital to interpret the impacts of an early year intervention
Orazio Attanasio (UCL)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

27 February 2014   13:00 - 14:15
The health effects of early childhood interventions
Gabriella Conti (UCL)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

20 February 2014   13:00 - 14:15
The precarious relationship between income and happiness: illustrations from China
John Knight (Oxford)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

29 January 2014   17:00 - 18:30
Does labor legislation benefit workers
Daniel Hamermesh (University of Texas, Austin)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

04 December 2013   13:00 - 14:15
Loss aversion in the macroeconomy: evidence from the Gallup World Poll
Femke De Keulenaer (Gallup)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

20 November 2013   13:00 - 14:15
Intergenerational transmission of health: evidence from English adoptees
Joan Costa-I-Font (LSE)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

15 November 2013   11:30 - 13:00
Income taxation in a life-cycle model with human capital
Michael Keane (Oxford)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

06 November 2013   13:00 - 14:15
Sex, Children and Happiness
George Loewenstein (Carnegie Mellon University)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

30 September 2013   13:00 - 14:15
The Person in Context: How the individual interacts with their socio-economic environment to determine behaviour and wellbeing
Alex Wood (University of Stirling)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

10 September 2013   13:00 - 14:15
Happiness Assimilation Amongst Migrants: Evidence from Australia
Paul Frijters (University of Queensland)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

22 July 2013   13:00 - 14:15
Using panel data to understand subjective wellbeing: Lessons from the HILDA Survey
Mark Wooden (University of Melbourne)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

19 June 2013   13:00 - 14:15
What genetic influence on wellbeing really means (and what it doesn't)
Claire Haworth (Institute of Psychiatry, KCL)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

05 June 2013   13:00 - 14:15
The Great Happiness Moderation
Andrew Clark (CEP & PSE Paris) , joint with Sarah Fleche
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

22 May 2013   13:00 - 14:15
Taxpayer Preferences, Compliance, and Satisfaction: Experimental Evidence
Cait Lamberton (University of Pittsburgh)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

15 May 2013   13:00 - 14:15
A life course approach to the eudaimonics of wellbeing
Marcus Richards (UCL)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

01 May 2013   13:00 - 14:15
The Macro-economy, Political Context and Individual Perceptions of Wellbeing
Ray Duch (Nuffield College, University of Oxford)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

13 March 2013   13:00 - 14:15
Using the ALSPAC birth cohort to study child wellbeing
Liz Washbrook (University of Bristol)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

13 February 2013   13:00 - 14:15
Adaptation to Income, Loss Aversion and Experienced Utility
Bert Van Landeghem (Maastricht University)
Location: 32L 2.04
2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

12 December 2012   17:00 - 18:30
The Midlife Crisis in Humans and Other Animals
Andrew Oswald (IZA and University of Warwick)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

28 November 2012   17:00 - 18:30
What predicts a successful life? A model of the life-course
Nattavudh (Nick) Powdthavee (CEP and University of Melbourne) , joint with Richard Layard and James Vernoit (CEP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

21 November 2012   17:00 - 18:30
Are you happy while you work?
Alex Bryson (NIESR & CEP) , joint with George Mackerron (UCL)
Location: FMG Conference Room, LRB 407
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

14 November 2012   17:00 - 18:30
Where the Streets Have a Name: Income Comparisons in the US
Abel Brodeur (Paris School of Economics (PSE))
Location: FMG Conference Room, LRB 407
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

31 October 2012   17:00 - 18:30
Positive affect and longevity
Andrew Steptoe (Psycho-biology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

10 October 2012   17:00 - 18:30
Intergenerational Mobility, Human Capital Formation and the Timing of Parental Income
Emma Tominey (University of York)
Location: FMG Conference Room, LRB 407
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

27 June 2012   17:00 - 18:30
Do People Adapt to Cancer? A Test of the Hedonic Treadmill in the Face of Potentially Terminal Diseases
Nattavudh (Nick) Powdthavee (CEP and University of Melbourne)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

20 June 2012   17:00 - 18:30
Conclusions about Group Differences in Happiness May Depend on Difficulty of Reaching Respondents
Matthew Rabin (University of California, Berkeley)
Location: FMG Conference Room, LRB 407
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

06 June 2012   17:00 - 18:30
Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Towards National Well-Being Indices Based on Stated Preference
Daniel Benjamin (Cornell University)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

30 May 2012   17:00 - 18:30
Winning big but feeling no better? The effect of lottery prizes on physical and mental health
Andrew Clark (CEP & PSE Paris)
Location: FMG Conference Room, LRB 407
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

16 May 2012   17:00 - 18:30
Genes, Economics and Happiness
Jan-Emmanuel De Neve (UCL and CEP)
Location: FMG Conference Room, LRB 407
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

02 May 2012   17:00 - 18:30
The optimism bias
Tali Sharot (UCL)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

07 March 2012   17:00 - 18:00
Well-Being Measurement Experiments in Understanding Society
Steve Pudney (ISER, University of Essex)
Location: FMG Conference Room, LRB 407
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

29 February 2012   17:00 - 18:00
Global Well-Being: Lessons from the Gallup World Poll and Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index
Andrew Rzepa (Gallup)
Location: FMG Conference Room, LRB 407
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

15 February 2012   17:00 - 18:00
How can we Measure and Value a Well-Being Adjusted Life Year
Tessa Peasgood (University of Sheffield)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

01 February 2012   17:00 - 18:00
Smoking Bans and Life Satisfaction
Alois Stutzer (University of Basel)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

18 January 2012   17:00 - 18:00
Phone or E-Mail? The Effects of Mode of Administration on Happiness Reports
Paul Dolan (LSE)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

29 June 2011   13:00 - 14:15
Pay and Happiness: Evidence from the Industry Wage Structure
Steve Pischke (CEP)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

22 June 2011   13:00 - 14:15
Happiness and Work: Evidence from Laboratory Experiments
Daniel Sgroi (University of Warwick)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

08 June 2011   13:00 - 14:15
Which employer policies improve worker wellbeing, and which do not?
Richard Freeman (Harvard and NBER)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

01 June 2011   13:00 - 14:15
Psychological well-being at work: Research evidence and current issues
Ivan Robertson (Robertson Cooper and Leeds University Business School)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

11 May 2011   13:00 - 14:15
Job Quality and Employee Well-being
Francis Green (University of Kent) , joint with Andy Charlwood (University of York)
Location: FMG Conference Room, LRB 407
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

16 March 2011   13:00 - 14:15
Prevention: the effects of the Penn Resiliency Programme in Britain
Steve Machin (CEP, London School of Economics and University College London)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

02 March 2011   13:00 - 14:15
Causes of common mental health problems in adults
Peter McGuffin (Department of Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, KCL)
Location: FMG Conference Room, LRB 407
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

16 February 2011   13:00 - 14:15
Causes of mental health problems in children
Robert Goodman (Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, KCL)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

26 January 2011   13:00 - 14:15
Evidence-based therapy for children: short-term and long-term effects
Paul Stallard (Department for Health, University of Bath)
Location: FMG Conference Room, LRB 407
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

19 January 2011   13:00 - 14:15
Effective delivery of evidence-based therapy to adults: the effects of IAPT
David Clark (Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, KCL)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

01 December 2010   17:00 - 18:30
Well-Being and quality of life of patients with chronic physical illnesses
Andrew Steptoe (Psycho-biology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

17 November 2010   17:00 - 18:30
Depression and health outcome in patients with severe physical illness: the case of coronary heart disease
Chris Dickens (Research Division of Psychiatry, University of Manchester)
Location: FMG Conference Room, LRB 407
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

03 November 2010   17:00 - 18:30
Early life adversity, biological risk factors, and later health
Andrea Danese (Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre, King's College London)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

20 October 2010   17:00 - 18:30
Stress, Well-Being and Physical Health Risk: an Epidemiological Perspective
Mika Kivimäki (Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

06 October 2010   17:00 - 18:30
Stress, Well-Being and Biology: Introduction to the Seminar Series, and Assessments in Everyday Life
Andrew Steptoe (Psycho-biology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 405
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD