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[Photo: George WARD] Mr George WARD
Associate - Wellbeing
MIT
Email: wardg@mit.edu
Personal WebSite WWW

Expertise: Applied Microeconomics, Behavioural Economics, Productivity, Management, Subjective Well-being, Happiness

Biography:

George is an Associate of the Wellbeing Programme at CEP. He worked previously as a Research Assistant and then as a Research Economist at the the Centre, and is now studying towards a PhD at MIT. His research interests lie at the intersection of economics and psychology, and his work focuses primarily on well-being in the workplace as well as political economy.

Education:

  • PhD (in progress), MIT Sloan
  • MSc, UCL
  • BA, UCL

Selected Publications:

  • The Origins of Happiness: The science of wellbeing over the life course (forthcoming), Princeton University Press

CEP Publications

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CEP Discussion Paper
Employee Wellbeing, Productivity and Firm Performance Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Christian Krekel and George Ward
March 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1605:
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JEL Classification: I31; J24; J25


Tags: employee satisfaction; engagement; employee productivity; firm performance; wellbeing; meta-analysis

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CEP Discussion Paper
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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CEP Discussion Paper
Happiness at Work Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and George Ward
March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1474:
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JEL Classification: I31


Tags: subjective wellbeing; employment; job type; job characteristics

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CentrePiece Article
Origins of happiness Andrew Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward
March 2017
Paper No' CEPCP497:
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CentrePiece 22 (1) Spring 2017


Tags: happiness; wellbeing; government; mental health

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CEP Discussion Paper
Early Maternal Employment and Non-cognitive Outcomes in Early Childhood and Adolescence: Evidence from British Birth Cohort Data Andrew E. Clark, Warn N. Lekfuangfu, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1380:
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JEL Classification: D1; I3; J6


Tags: child outcomes; maternal employment; well-being; conduct; alspac

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CEP Discussion Paper
Is Happiness a Predictor of Election Results? George Ward
April 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1343:
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JEL Classification: I31; D72


Tags: subjective well-being; political agency; elections

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Asymmetric Experience of Positive and Negative Economic Growth: Global Evidence Using Subjective Well-Being Data Femke De Keulenaer, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Georgios Kavetsos, Michael I. Norton, Bert Van Landeghem and George W. Ward
October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1304:
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JEL Classification: D03; O11; D69; I39


Tags: economic growth; business cycles; subjective well-being