Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science
Andrew Oswald is a Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science at the University of Warwick. His research is principally in applied economics and quantitative social science. It currently includes work on the COVID-19 crisis and health economics. In more normal times Andrew Oswald also works on the empirical study of job satisfaction, human happiness, mental health, unemployment, labour productivity, and the influence of diet on psychological well-being. He serves on the board of editors of Science. Previously at Oxford and the London School of Economics, with spells as Lecturer, Princeton University (1983-4); De Walt Ankeny Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College (1989-91); Jacob Wertheim Fellow, Harvard University (2005); Visiting Fellow, Cornell University (2008); Research Director, IZA Bonn (2011-12); Visiting Fellow, University of Zurich (2016); Visiting Fellow, Yale University (2016). He is an ISI Highly-Cited Researcher.
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Latest papers below
"Physical Pain, Gender, and the State of the Economy in 146 Nations."
with Lucía Macchiaa, Forthcoming in Social Science & Medicine.
"The Analysis of Human Feelings: A Practical Suggestion for a Robustness Test."
with Jeffrey R. Bloem, Forthcoming in the Review of Income and Wealth..
"Age-Based Policy in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic:
How Common are Multi-Generational Households?."
with Thijs Van Rens, November 2020.
"It's time for cost-benefit analysis of restrictions."
Letter Financial Times, November 3rd 2020.
"Do Europeans Care about Climate Change? An Illustration of the Importance of Data on Human Feelings."
with Adam Nowakowski, September 2020.
"Trends in Extreme Distress in the USA, 1993-2019" (Abstract)
with David G. Blanchflower, American Journal of Public Health, September 2020.
"A Graph of Extreme Distress Through Time in the USA"
"Individual COVID-19 fatality risk (and the consequences for universities)"
with Nattavudh Powdthavee, 06 June 2020.