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CEP Discussion Paper
Early-Life Correlates of Later-Life Well-Being: Evidence from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study Andrew E. Clark and Tom Lee
November 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1512:
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JEL Classification: I31; I38


Tags: life-course; well-being; eudaimonia; health; happiness

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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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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
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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CEP Discussion Paper
Without My medal on My Mind: Counterfactual Thinking and Other Determinants of Athlete Emotions Paul Dolan, Chloe Foy, Georgios Kavetsos and Laura Kudrna June 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1436:
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JEL Classification: D60; I31


Tags: counterfactual thinking; close calls; relative status; happiness; olympic games

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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
Would You Choose to be Happy? Tradeoffs between Happiness and the Other Dimensions of Life in a Large Population Survey Matthew D. Adler, Paul Dolan and Georgios Kavetsos August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1366:
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JEL Classification: D6; H00; I00; I31


Tags: happiness; subjective well-being; preferences

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CEP Discussion Paper
Economic Growth Evens-Out Happiness: Evidence from Six Surveys Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche and Claudia Senik
October 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1306:
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JEL Classification: D31; D6; I3; O15


Tags: happiness; inequality; economic growth; development; easterlin paradox

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CEP Discussion Paper
Are Happier People Less Judgmental of Other People's Selfish Behaviors? Laboratory Evidence from Trust and Gift Exchange Games Michalis Drouvelis and Nattavudh Powdthavee July 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1231:
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JEL Classification: C91


Tags: happiness; moral judgments; trust games; gift exchange games

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Does Better Rail Access Improve Homeowners’ Happiness?: Evidence Based on Micro Surveys in Beijing Wenjie Wu
April 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0134:
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JEL Classification: D60; H41; R41


Tags: happiness; transport improvement; geographical information system; wellbeing; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
Are You Happy While You Work? Alex Bryson and George MacKerron
February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1187:
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JEL Classification: I1; J0; J28


Tags: happiness; relaxation; work; wellbeing


This paper has been published as:
'Are you happy while you work?', Alex Bryson and George MacKerron, The Economic Journal, Volume 127, Issue 599, February 2017
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CEP Discussion Paper
Resilience to Economic Shocks and the Long Reach of Childhood Bullying Nattavudh Powdthavee
October 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1173:
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JEL Classification: D03; I19; J64


Tags: resilience; adaptation; happiness; unemployment; childhood; well-being

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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

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CEP Occasional Paper
Hooray for GDP! Nicholas Oulton
August 2012
Paper No' CEPOP30:
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JEL Classification: O47; D63; E61


Tags: gdp; welfare; inequality; happiness

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CEP Discussion Paper
Happy Talk: Mode of Administration Effects on Subjective Well-Being Paul Dolan and Georgios Kavetsos
July 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1159:
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JEL Classification: D60; I3; Z18


Tags: subjective well-being; happiness; survey mode

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CEP Discussion Paper
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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CentrePiece Article
Big ideas: wellbeing and public policy Richard Layard
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP355:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: wellbeing; happiness; public policy

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Provision of Relative Performance Feedback Information: An Experimental Analysis of Performance and Happiness Ghazala Azmat and Nagore Iriberri January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1116:
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JEL Classification: C91; M52; D03


Tags: relative performance; feedback; piece-rate; flat-rate; happiness

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Step towards Valuing Utility the Marginal and Cardinal Way Paul Dolan, Daniel Fujiwara and Robert Metcalfe
July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1062:
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JEL Classification: A10; D6; D61; H41; I31


Tags: subjective well-being; utility; happiness; multicollinearity; income; non-market goods

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Relative Income Matter? Are the Critics Right? Richard Layard, Guy Mayraz and Stephen Nickell
March 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0918:
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JEL Classification: D31; D90; E01; H00; I31; O15


Tags: easterlin paradox; happiness; relative income; growth

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
School Quality, Child Wellbeing and Parents Satisfaction Steve Gibbons and Olmo Silva
January 2009
Paper No' CEEDP0103:
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JEL Classification: I20;H75;Z0


Tags: school quality; wellbeing; happiness and satisfaction; subjective measures

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CEP Discussion Paper
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