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The Key Determinants of Happiness and Misery Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward June 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1485:
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JEL Classification: I31; I10


Tags: happiness; subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; government; mental health

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The Host with the Most? The Effects of the Olympic Games on Happiness Paul Dolan, Georgios Kavetsos, Christian Krekel, Dimitris Mavridis, Robert Metcalfe, Claudia Senik, Stefan Szymanski and Nicolas R. Ziebarth July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1441:
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JEL Classification: I30; I31; I38; L83; Z20; Z28


Tags: subjective wellbeing; life satisfaction; happiness; olympic games; natural experiment

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Do People Seek to Maximize Their Subjective Well-Being? Marc Fleurbaey and Hannes Schwandt
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1391:
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JEL Classification: D03; D60


Tags: subjective well-being; life satisfaction; happiness; life goals; utility

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Distaste for Centralization: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment in Switzerland Sarah Flèche
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1383:
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JEL Classification: H11; H40; I31


Tags: decentralization; life satisfaction; public spending; procedural utility

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Unmet Aspirations as an Explanation for the Age U-Shape in Human Wellbeing Hannes Schwandt
July 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1229:
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JEL Classification: A12;I30;D84


Tags: life satisfaction; expectations; aging

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Estimating the Influence of Life Satisfaction and Positive Affect on Later Income Using Sibling Fixed-Effects Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and Andrew J. Oswald November 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1176:
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JEL Classification: I10; J24


Tags: income; life satisfaction; positive affect

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Genes, Economics and Happiness Nicholas A. Christakis, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, James H. Fowler and Bruno S. Frey
February 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1127:
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JEL Classification: A12; D03; D87; Z00


Tags: wellbeing; socio-demographics; happiness; genetics; life satisfaction

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Money and Happiness: Evidence from the Industry Wage Structure Jörn-Steffen Pischke
May 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1051:
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JEL Classification: D1; J31


Tags: life satisfaction; well-being

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Life Satisfaction and Relative Income: Perceptions and Evidence Guy Mayraz, Jürgen Schupp and Gert G. Wagner
July 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0938:
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JEL Classification: D31; D62; D63; I3; I31; Z13


Tags: income comparisons; relative income; life satisfaction; german socio economic panel; soep

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Comparing Willingness-to-Pay and Subjective Well-Being in the Context of Non-Market Goods Paul Dolan and Robert Metcalfe
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0890:
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JEL Classification: D61; D62; H23; Q51; C21


Tags: willingness to pay; preferences; life satisfaction; subjective well-being; nonmarket goods

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Lags and Leads in Life Satisfaction: A Test of the Baseline Hypothesis Andrew E. Clark, Ed Diener, Yannis Georgellis and Richard E. Lucas November 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0836:
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JEL Classification: I31; J12; J13; J63; J64


Tags: life satisfaction; anticipation; adaptation; baseline satisfaction; labour market and life events

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The Marginal Utility of Income Richard Layard, Guy Mayraz and Stephen Nickell
March 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0784:
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JEL Classification: I31; H00; D1; D61; H21


Tags: marginal utility; income; life satisfaction; happiness; public economic; welfare; inequality; optimal taxation; reference-dependent preferences