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The ‘photo-finish effect’: when third place winners are happier than second
Laura Kudrna
August 2016
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Tags: health and wellbeing; bronze medal; centre for economic performance; gold medal; london 2012; london school of economics; olympics; rio 2016; silver medal

Laura Kudrna, a London School of Economics scholarship PhD candidate, researches the effects of achievement on happiness, particularly focusing on examples of when greater success – be it financial, academic, romantic, or athletic – do not translate into greater wellbeing for individuals or societies. The study, carried out at the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance, recently … Continue reading The ‘photo-finish effect’: when third place winners are happier than second