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[Photo: Hannes SCHWANDT] Dr Hannes SCHWANDT
Associate - Wellbeing
Tel:  +41 44 634 61 07
Email: hannes.schwandt@uzh.ch

University of Zurich

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Expertise: Health Economics, Labour Economics, Applied Econometrics, Subjective Well-Being

Biography:

Hannes Schwandt is an Assistant Professor in Economics. Before joining the Economics Department in Zurich he spent three years as a post-doc at Princeton, after receiving his PhD in the European Doctoral Programme at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and the London School of Economics. His research interests include Health Economics, Economic Demography, Labour Economics, and Subjective Wellbeing. His research has been published in journals such as Science, PNAS, the Economic Journal and the Harvard Business Review and has been featured in media outlets including the Economist, NYTimes, WSJ, FT, FAZ, TIME, NPR and the Washington Post.

Education:

  • PhD in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (European Doctoral Program joined with London School of Economics).
  • B.A. in Economics, University of Munich

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

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CEP Discussion Paper
The youngest Get the Pill: ADHD Misdiagnosis and the Production of Education in Germany Hannes Schwandt and Amelie Wuppermann
December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1394:
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JEL Classification: I1; I2; J1


Tags: adhd; misdiagnosis; age cut-off; education

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CEP Discussion Paper
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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CEP Discussion Paper
Short and Long-Term Effects of Unemployment on Fertility Janet Currie and Hannes Schwandt
November 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1387:
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JEL Classification: J6; J11; J12; J13


Tags: fertility; unemployment

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CEP Discussion Paper
Wealth Shocks and Health Outcomes: Evidence from Stock Market Fluctuations Hannes Schwandt
July 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1281:
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JEL Classification: G10; I10; J14


Tags: retiree health; wealth shocks; stock market

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CEP Discussion Paper
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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CEP Discussion Paper
A Cautionary Note on Using Industry Affiliation to Predict Income Jörn-Steffen Pischke and Hannes Schwandt
September 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1163:
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JEL Classification: D31; I14; I3; J31


Tags: industry wage differentials; health; happiness; intergenerational mobility