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Professor Andrew Oswald

Publications 1996-2000

"Wages, Profits and Rent-Sharing", with David Blanchflower and Peter Sanfey, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1996, 111, 227-252. (Paper - PDF 73kb)

"Satisfaction and Comparison Income", with Andrew Clark, Journal of Public Economics,1996, 61, 359-381. (Paper - PDF 85kb)

"Is Job Satisfaction U-shaped in Age?", with Andrew Clark and Peter Warr, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 1996, 69, 57-81. (Paper - PDF 1,480KB)

"Happiness and Economic Performance", Economic Journal, 1997, 107, 1815-1831. (Paper - PDF 106kb).

"Wages and Rent-Sharing: Evidence from Company and Establishment Panels", with Andrew Hildreth, Journal of Labor Economics, 1997, 15, 318-337.

"Thoughts on NAIRU", Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1997, Correspondence, 227-228. (Paper - PDF 10kb)

"Comparison-Concave Utility and Following Behaviour in Social and Economic Settings", with Andrew Clark, Journal of Public Economics, 1998, 70, 133-150. (Paper - PDF 523kb).

"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. (Paper - PDF 141kb).

"What Makes an Entrepreneur?", with David Blanchflower, Journal of Labor Economics, 1998, 16, 26-60. (Paper - PDF 103kb)

"An Economist's View of University League Tables", Public Money and Management, 2001, 21, 5-6. (Paper - PDF 17kb)

"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. (Paper - PDF 56kb)

"Latent Entrepreneurship Across Nations", with David Blanchflower and Alois Stutzer, European Economic Review, May 2001, 45, 680-691. (Paper - PDF 43kb)

"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. (Paper - PDF 15kb)

"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. (Paper - PDF 224kb) ( Non-technical press release)

"A Simple Statistical Method for Measuring How Life Events affect Happiness", with Andrew Clark, International Journal of Epidemiology, 2002, 31(6), 1139-1144. (Paper- PDF 70kb)

"How Much do External Factors Affect Wellbeing? A Way to Use 'Happiness Economics' to Decide", The Psychologist, 2003, 16, 140-141. (Paper - PDF 29kb)

"The Macroeconomics of Happiness" with Rafael di Tella and Robert MacCulloch, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003, 85, 809-827. (Paper - PDF 180kb)

"Well-Being Over Time in Britain and the USA", with David Blanchflower, Journal of Public Economics, 2004, 88, 1359-1386. (Paper - PDF 124kb)

"Money, Sex, and Happiness: An Empirical Study", with David Blanchflower, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2004, 106, 393-416. (Paper - PDF 77kb)

"How is Mortality Affected by Money, Marriage, and Stress?", with Jonathan Gardner, Journal of Health Economics, 2004, 23, 1181-1207. (Paper - PDF 135kb)

"Regional Wages and the Need for a Better Area Cost Adjustment", with David Blanchflower, Public Money and Management, 2005, 25, 86-88. (Paper - PDF 14kb)

"Happiness and the Human Development Index: The Paradox of Australia", with David Blanchflower, Australian Economic Review, 2005, 38, 307-319. (Paper - PDF 137kb)

"Do Divorcing Couples Become Happier By Breaking Up?", with Jonathan Gardner, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, 2006, 169(2), 319-336. (Paper - PDF 189kb)

"Money and Mental Wellbeing: A Longitudinal Study of Medium-Sized Lottery Wins", with Jonathan Gardner, Journal of Health Economics, 2007, 26, 49-60. (Paper - PDF 171kb)

"An Examination of the Reliability of Prestigious Scholarly Journals: Evidence and Implications for Decision-Makers", Economica, 2007, 74, 21-31. (Paper - PDF 115kb)

"Obesity, Unhappiness, and The Challenge of Affluence: Theory and Evidence", with Nattavudh Powdthavee, Economic Journal, 2007, 117(521), F441-454 (Paper - PDF 91kb).

"Hypertension and Happiness across Nations", with David Blanchflower, Journal of Health Economics, 2008, 27(2), 218-233 (Paper - PDF 168kb).

"Human Well-being and Causality in Social Epidemiology", International Journal of Epidemiology, 2007, 36(6), 1253-1254 (PDF - 22kb)

"Does Wage Rank Affect Employees' Well-Being?", Industrial Relations, 2008, 47(3), 355-389 (PDF - 238kb)

"Death, Happiness, and the Calculation of Compensatory Damages", with Nattavudh Powdthavee, Journal of Legal Studies, 2008, 37(S2), S217-S252 (PDF - 135kb)

"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 - 127kb)

"Is Well-Being U-Shaped over the Life Cycle?", with David Blanchflower, Social Science & Medicine, 2008, 66(6), 1733-1749 (PDF - 163kb)

"On the Curvature of the Reporting Function from Objective Reality to Subjective Feelings", Economics Letters, 2008, 100, 369-372 (PDF - 100kb)

"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 - 129kb)

"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 - 128kb)

"The Elite Brain Drain", with Rosalind S. Hunter and Bruce G. Charlton, Economic Journal, 2009, 119(538), F231-251 (PDF - 200kb)

"Daughters and Leftwing Voting", with Nattavudh Powdthavee, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 92(2), 213-227 (PDF - 205kb)

"Well-being Across America", with Stephen Wu, Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming (PDF - 1291kb)

"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, forthcoming (PDF - 503KB)

"Antidepressants and Age", with David G. Blanchflower, June 2011. PDF

"Dark Contrasts: The Paradox of High Rates of Suicide in Happy Places", Forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. PDF

"International Happiness", Working Paper, with David G. Blanchflower,January 2011. PDF

"Emotional Prosperity and the Stiglitz Commission", British Journal of Industrial Relations, November 2010. PDF.

"Emotional Prosperity, not GDP", The Economist, April 2010. PDF.

"Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress". PDF.

"Hedonic capital, adaptation and resilience", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, July 2010. PDF

"Objective Confirmation of Subjective Measures of Human Well-being: Evidence from the USA", with Steve Wu, Science, February 2010. Abstract. PDF.

Some Further Publications: 1982-1995

'The Microeconomic Theory of the Trade Union', Economic Journal, 1982, 92, 576-595.

'Altruism, Jealousy and the Theory of Optimal Non-Linear Taxation', Journal of Public Economics, 1983, 20, 77-88.

'Wage and Employment Structure in an Economy with Internal Labor Markets', Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1984, 99, 693-716.

'Miners' Wages in Post-War Britain: An Application of a Model of Trade Union Behavior' (with Alan Carruth), Economic Journal, 1985, 95, 1003-1020.

'Unemployment Insurance and Labor Contracts Under Asymmetric Information: Theory and Facts', American Economic Review, 1986, 76, 365-377.

Pay Determination and Industrial Prosperity (with Alan Carruth), Oxford University Press, 1989.

'Real Wage Determination and Rent-Sharing in Collective Bargaining Agreements' (with Louis Christofides), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1992, 107, 985-1002.

'Efficient Contracts are on the Labour Demand Curve: Theory and Facts', Labour Economics, 1993, 1, 85-114.

'Unhappiness and Unemployment' (with Andrew Clark), Economic Journal, 1994,104, 648-659.

The Wage Curve (co-authored with David Blanchflower), MIT Press, 1994. Awarded Princeton University's Lester Prize, 1995. More information

Earlier papers are available from the Repec site