Andrew Oswald,
Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science

Academic Publications

Current Papers & Forthcoming Articles

  • "Estimating the influence of life satisfaction and positive affect on later income using sibling fixed effects", with Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. Volume: 109 Issue: 49 Pages: 19953-19958 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1211437109, December 4 2012. PDF
  • "Evidence for a midlife crisis in great apes consistent with the U-shape in human well-being", with Weiss, Alexander; King, James E.; Inoue-Murayama, Miho. Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The USA, Volume: 109 Issue: 49 Pages: 19949-19952 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1212592109, December 4 2012 PDF
  • "Is Psychological Well-being Linked to the Consumption of Fruit and Vegetables?", with David G. Blanchflower and Sarah Stewart-Brown, forthcoming in Social Indicators Research. PDF
  • "How Should Peer-Review Panels Behave? ", with Daniel Sgroi, forthcoming in Economic Journal, May 2012. PDF
  • "Happiness and Productivity", with Eugenio Proto and Daniel Sgroi, May 2012. PDF
  • "Antidepressants and Age in 27 European Countries: Evidence of a U-Shape in Human Well-being Through Life", with David G. Blanchflower, March 2012. PDF
  • "An Introduction to the Structure of Biomarker Equations", with Nicholas A. Christakis and David G. Blanchflower, Working paper December 2011. PDF
  • "Well-being Across America", with Stephen Wu, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2011, 93, 1118-1134. PDF
  • "Dark Contrasts: The Paradox of High Rates of Suicide in Happy Places", with Mary Daly, Dan Wilson and Stephen Wu, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Volume: 80 Issue: 3 Pages: 435-442 DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2011.04.007, December 2011. PDF
  • "Do People Become Healthier After Being Promoted?", with Christopher Boyce, Health Economics, Volume: 21 Issue: 5 Pages: 580-596 DOI: 10.1002/hec.1734, May 2012. PDF
  • "International Happiness", with David G. Blanchflower, NBER paper, January 2011. PDF
  • "Are Happiness and Productivity Lower Among University Students With Newly-Divorced Parents? An Experimental Approach", with Eugenio Proto and Daniel Sgroi, Experimental Economics, Volume: 15 Issue: 1 Pages: 1-23 DOI: 10.1007/s10683-011-9285-5, March 2012. PDF
  • "Oil Prices, Profits, and Recessions: An Inquiry Using Terrorism as an Instrumental Variable", with Natalie Chen and Liam Graham, August 2007. PDF
  • "The Wage Curve Reloaded", with David Blanchflower, March 2005. PDF
  • "Does Inequality Reduce Happiness? Evidence from the States of the USA from the 1970s to the 1990s", March 2003. PDF

Publications: 2006 - 2011

  • "Why Do Leaders Matter? A Study of Expert Knowledge in a Superstar Setting", with Amanda H. Goodall and Lawrence M. Kahn, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2011, 77 (2011) 265-284. PDF
  • "Daughters and Leftwing Voting", with Nattavudh Powdthavee, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 92(2), 213-227. PDF
  • "Emotional Prosperity and the Stiglitz Commission", British Journal of Industrial Relations, November 2010. PDF .
  • "Objective Confirmation of Subjective Measures of Human Well-being: Evidence from the USA", with Steve Wu, Science, February 2010. Abstract . PDF
  • "Hedonic Capital, Adaptation and Resilience", with Liam Graham, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, July 2010. PDF
  • "The Elite Brain Drain", with Rosalind S. Hunter and Bruce G. Charlton, Economic Journal, 2009, 119(538), F231-251. PDF
  • "Imitative Obesity and Relative Utility", with David G. Blanchflower and Bert Van Landeghem, Journal of European Economic Association, 2009, 7(2-3), 528-538. PDF
  • "On the Curvature of the Reporting Function from Objective Reality to Subjective Feelings", Economics Letters, 2008, 100, 369-372. PDF
  • "Is Well-Being U-Shaped over the Life Cycle?", with David Blanchflower, Social Science & Medicine, 2008, 66(6), 1733-1749. PDF
  • "Mortality and Immortality: The Nobel Prize as an Experiment into the Effect of Status upon Longevity", with Matthew D. Rablen, Journal of Health Economics, 2008, 27(6), 1462-1471. PDF
  • "Does Happiness Adapt? A Longitudinal Study of Disability with Implications for Economists and Judges", with Nattavudh Powdthavee, Journal of Public Economics, 2008, 92(5-6), 1061-1077. PDF
  • "Death, Happiness, and the Calculation of Compensatory Damages", with Nattavudh Powdthavee, Journal of Legal Studies, 2008, 37(S2), S217-S252. PDF
  • "Does Wage Rank Affect Employees' Well-Being?", with Gordon Brown et al, Industrial Relations, 2008, 47(3), 355-389. PDF
  • "Human Well-being and Causality in Social Epidemiology", International Journal of Epidemiology, 2007, 36(6), 1253-1254. PDF
  • "Hypertension and Happiness across Nations", with David Blanchflower, Journal of Health Economics, 2008, 27(2), 218-233. PDF
  • "Obesity, Unhappiness, and The Challenge of Affluence: Theory and Evidence", with Nattavudh Powdthavee, Economic Journal, 2007, 117(521), F441-454. PDF
  • "An Examination of the Reliability of Prestigious Scholarly Journals: Evidence and Implications for Decision-Makers", Economica, 2007, 74, 21-31. PDF
  • "Money and Mental Wellbeing: A Longitudinal Study of Medium-Sized Lottery Wins", with Jonathan Gardner, Journal of Health Economics, 2007, 26, 49-60. PDF
  • "Do Divorcing Couples Become Happier By Breaking Up?", with Jonathan Gardner, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, 2006, 169(2), 319-336. PDF

Publications: 2000 - 2005

  • "Happiness and the Human Development Index: The Paradox of Australia", with David Blanchflower, Australian Economic Review, 2005, 38, 307-319. PDF
  • "Regional Wages and the Need for a Better Area Cost Adjustment", with David Blanchflower, Public Money and Management, 2005, 25, 86-88. PDF
  • "How is Mortality Affected by Money, Marriage, and Stress?", with Jonathan Gardner, Journal of Health Economics, 2004, 23, 1181-1207. PDF
  • "Money, Sex, and Happiness: An Empirical Study", with David Blanchflower, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2004, 106, 393-416. PDF
  • "Well-Being Over Time in Britain and the USA", with David Blanchflower, Journal of Public Economics, 2004, 88, 1359-1386. PDF
  • "The Macroeconomics of Happiness", with Rafael di Tella and Robert MacCulloch, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003, 85, 809-827. PDF
  • "How Much do External Factors Affect Wellbeing? A Way to Use 'Happiness Economics' to Decide", The Psychologist, 2003, 16, 140-141. PDF
  • "A Simple Statistical Method for Measuring How Life Events affect Happiness", with Andrew Clark, International Journal of Epidemiology, 2002, 31(6), 1139-1144. PDF
  • "Are People Willing to Pay to Reduce Others' Incomes?", with Daniel John Zizzo, Annalesd' Economie et de Statistique, July/December 2001, 63-64, 39-65. PDF (Non-technical press release)
  • "Economics That Matters: Using the Tax System to Solve the Shortage of Human Organs", Kyklos, Special Issue in Honour of Bruno Frey, 2001, 54, 379-381. PDF
  • "Latent Entrepreneurship Across Nations", with David Blanchflower and Alois Stutzer, European Economic Review, May 2001, 45, 680-691. PDF
  • "Preferences over Inflation and Unemployment: Evidence from Surveys of Happiness", with Rafael Di Tella and Robert MacCulloch, American Economic Review, March 2001, 91, 335-341. PDF
  • "An Economist's View of University League Tables", Public Money and Management, 2001, 21, 5-6. PDF

Publications 1996 - 1999

  • "What Makes an Entrepreneur?", with David Blanchflower, Journal of Labor Economics, 1998, 16, 26-60. PDF
  • "Input Prices and Unemployment Equilibria: Theory and Evidence for the United States", with Alan Carruth and Mark Hooker, Review of Economics and Statistics, 1998, 80, 621-628. PDF
  • "Comparison-Concave Utility and Following Behaviour in Social and Economic Settings", with Andrew Clark, Journal of Public Economics, 1998, 70, 133-150. PDF
  • "Thoughts on NAIRU", Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1997, Correspondence, 227-228. PDF
  • "Wages and Rent-Sharing: Evidence from Company and Establishment Panels", with Andrew Hildreth, Journal of Labor Economics, 1997, 15, 318-337.
  • "Happiness and Economic Performance", Economic Journal, 1997, 107, 1815-1831. PDF
  • "Is Job Satisfaction U-shaped in Age?", with Andrew Clark and Peter Warr, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 1996, 69, 57-81. PDF
  • "Satisfaction and Comparison Income", with Andrew Clark, Journal of Public Economics, 1996, 61, 359-381. PDF
  • "Wages, Profits and Rent-Sharing", with David Blanchflower and Peter Sanfey, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1996, 111, 227-252. PDF