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Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science
Andrew Oswald is a Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science at the University of Warwick. He is also an honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Wellbeing Research Centre at Manchester Harris College, University of Oxford, and a Research Fellow at the IZA Institute in Bonn with special responsibility for work on climate change. His research is principally in applied economics and quantitative social science. It includes work on the empirical study of job satisfaction, human happiness, mental health, pain and the business cycle, and labour productivity. 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.
I am a supporter of the San Francisco Declaration, recently agreed by a large group of editors and scientists, which is that "journal impact factors should not be used as a surrogate measure of the quality of individual research articles, to assess an individual scientist's contributions, or in hiring, promotion, or funding decisions." PDF here
Latest papers below
"Inequality, well-being, and the problem of the unknown reporting function."
with Caspar Kaiser,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, December 2022
"The Scientific Value of Numerical Measures of Human Feelings."
with Caspar Kaiser,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, November 2022
"Climate Change and Policy Action."
Climate talk to OECD Presentation
"The Midlife Crisis."
"Trouble: A Brief Essay in Pictures."
"Why Do Relatively Few Economists Work on Climate Change? A Survey."
with Nico Pestel, IZA Discusion Paper Series.
"Happiness and unhappiness in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic."
Article starts on page 40.
"Physical Pain, Gender, and the State of the Economy in 146 Nations."
with Lucía Macchiaa, Social Science & Medicine.
"The Analysis of Human Feelings: A Practical Suggestion for a Robustness Test."
with Jeffrey R. Bloem, 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"
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.